Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Brain on Auto-Pilot (Can't walk and chew gum but can still spin!)



What do you do when your brain takes a hike? If you are so unfortunate as to be me, you spin. Why? Because at least at the end of the day, you still have something to show for it even if you can barely get coherent sentences out of your mouth! It has been very warm out here and I had to take a break from knitting. I am praying this stuff comes out nice because it's going to missalicefaye. For those who spin out there, I imagine your goals for spinning are very individual. Some go for the unique, some spin for fun, many are obsessed with making sock yarns and some to get a decent lace weight yarn like me. The yarn form Mountain Pines was not 100% even but it still made a very pretty shawl. I hope it will pass muster. We shall see!

14 comments:

fleegle said...

Your brain might be on autopilot, but your hands are obviously working brilliantly! Really pretty!

18 rows to go on BWSK.

Laritza said...

Autopilot of not, the yarn is gorgeous. The good/bad news is that we will never be able to spin any heavier weight than that. Spinning lace weight multiplies your fiber stash to the exp n!

missalicefaye said...

!!!
I feel so very honored! :) It's beautiful...

KnitSanity said...

It's so fine! I love the colour. It really is beautiful, Jane. How much yarn will you have once it is plied?

Kerry said...

Looks good from where I am, I'd be happy to knit lace with it.

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I'm hoping for some consistancy but sometimes once you ply you find it's not all that even. We shall pray!

Jane said...

Dear laritiza,

Too true! I find it very difficult to spin anything other than thin and thinner still. I guess it would help if I actually wanted to use bigger gage yarns for anything in particular, but I really don't :-) Oh Well.

Jane said...

Dear missalicefaye,

Tell me it's beautiful once you get it in the mail and I'll be more relived. I've never given any of this to anyone but my sister to use before, and she wouldn't tell me if it sucked because "You can't fight with the Pope and live in Rome". We live together!

Jane said...

Dear knitsanity,

Do you know, I have no idea yet how much. I will likely use a niddy noddy to put this in skeins and I will get a "ballpark" figure then. I do have a yarn meter my sister got for us at the last Stiches West, but I don't think I will actually do that. Once I know the WPI, I think there is also a way to calculate general yardage based on weight. We can weigh the yarn once it's done. Thing is, if she runs out and needs more, all I have to do is spin more! That's what I did with Mountain Pines once I realized I still had this mamoth stash of fiber hidden away.

Jane said...

Dear kerry,

That is very kind of you to say. Let's see what happens when missalicefaye "beta" tests this yarn!

jen said...

those singles look awesome. i'm spinning for laceweight too & i hope that mine looks that great.

Jane said...

Dear jen,

Thanks for your kind words. I wish the singles were more consistant in nature. I still can't them all the same. Of course, I am usually spinning after work when there is not really much light left and I get sloppy when tired. Still, I think it will be a adequate laceweight. Any bad spots could just be cut out but I just usually go ahead and knit with it "as is" unless it is a really bad patch. I will post the plied yarn.

Katrin said...

This is a absolutly great Yarn! So thin!!!
Greetings from Katrin / Germany

Jane said...

Dear katrin,

I'm pretty happy with this yarn too since it was to go to someone else. I've spun the same fiber thicker and the yarn was just as nice when I made it into a shawl. Yarn doesn't always have to be thin to make nice lace but it sure doesn't hurt!