I slogged through the wool/silk laceweight two ply all day yesterday, with breaks for working on my house. It took until 9 p.m. It was a long slog, but I got through it. However, this morning the yarn was not dry so I was not able to take a picture.
I promised myself to do something a little out of character for me next, so I pulled out my March fiber club from Spun Right Round. This is Color Bot, in polwarth.
I decided on a rhythmic thick and thin yarn, using the techniques learned at the Taos Wool festival last year. It did take me awhile to get back into the swing of it, even though it felt simple while I was in the class in Taos. It’s been awhile! That being said, this is certainly an immediate gratification project as it spins up in no time flat.
I intend to get some thread to ply this with, as I’ve wanted to do that for awhile now too. Then I’ll have a nice crazy yarn to play with.
3 thoughts on “Not Dry Yet!”
For the uninitiated, what’s the principle behind a rhythmic thick and thin yarn?
Just a slub yarn, you pull out a bit of your top just farther than the staple length to make the slub. It becomes so rhythmic once you get used to it. If you don’t already have it, I highly recommend Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs by Sarah Anderson. I think I am going to just start looking through the book and identifying a yarn I’d like to try to make. It’ll be a stretch, but I think it will be good for me!
So bright and vibrant, it’s gorgeous!