Thursday, June 21, 2007

Waiting To Become (That's What Yarn Is)




Two skeins of 70/30 Merino/Silk spun at an average of 30-32 WPI. I say average because It's not consistant in size but I think missalicefaye already understands that my spinning is not perfect so she may be able to come up with something to use this yarn for all the same. One skein is about 750 yds the other about 647 yds for a total of 1,397 yds (I counted off with the niddy noddy so I hope that's right). If it's not enough and you need more, missalicefaye, I am happy to spin up more since I have a whole bunch of that fiber left. I will be sending it off soon so be on the look-out for it. Now I can go back to knitting a little bit since I got my Ya Ya's Out :-)

12 comments:

Opal said...

Gorgeous yarn. If you feel at loose ends, you can always spin more up for me. ;-)

fleegle said...

It looks perfect from here! Are you measuring femtometer variations or what? Picky picky.

KnitSanity said...

It looks perfect to me too. How did you decide to make it a 3 ply instead of a 2 ply? Were you going for a particular weight? Was it difficult to learn to spin? As a non-spinner, I find it all really fascinating.

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I've seen your spinning. You hardly need any of my yarn :-) Let's see how it goes with missalicefaye.Maybe it sucks so bad you won't want to knit with any of it.

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

It's got some sections that are not as consistant. You can't see it here but when she goes to knit with it she may want to cut out those portions. Over-all, it came out pretty well.

Jane said...

Dear Knitsanity,

It's a two ply because I wanted as thin a laceweight as possible. I'd go for a three ply if I wanted more strength and didn't mind the added bulk. Spinning is just another one of those activitys I picked up along the way.

Laritza said...

You did a lovely job. and if you are not a good spinner....I don't know who is!

missalicefaye said...

I'm. so. excited! :)

Jane said...

Dear laritza,

Thanks for your kindness about my spinning. The Alameda County Fair started this week and I will go to torture myself with looking at the crafts competition. There is a woman out here who spins as a part of her profession. She has the most beautiful, even, amazing spinning. It's quite daunting to look at as well as inspired. We can all dream! That's why I love looking at your blog and everyone elses blogs. Beautiful inspired works every last one of you. It's all fun.

Jane said...

Dear missalicefaye,

I'm excited for you to get the yarn! I think there is enough for a triangular shawl or a stole. However, if you want more for a square shawl then I will produce more for you. People on Spun Stitches blog as well as my other blog wondered what you will be making. I figure you will have to see it first. Didn't wash it or block it so you may want to give it a good wash. I don't think it needs blocking with a weight. It was not very "twisty". Just let them dry from a hook after you stomp on them to semi-dry them in a towel and give them a "snap" between your two seperated hands to get the yarn strands lined up again. I didn't wash my yarn for Mountain Pines before I knit it and once I washed the shawl the fibers fluffed a little bit more but that gave the shawl a lovely feel. Have Fun knitting It, I sent it by 2 day mail today!

miyamojo said...

WOW! You can do everything beautifully! Can't wait to see what missalicefaye makes with it.
I hope I don't start spinning...
let's encourage knitsanity to spin!
heehee.. :)

Jane said...

Dear miyamojo,

I'm actually very interested to see what someone else would make with this yarn too. I actually started spinning before I learned how to knit so i wasn't "infected" with spinning through knitting but rather the other way around:-) You should go look at Opals spinning. She spins very lovely yarn and is also part of the Spun Stitches spin/knit along. I think knitsanity may already be heading down that slippery slope on her own but maybe you could try a little spinning at a local fiber fest or spinning guild? I'm just saying!