Sunday, May 24, 2009

A new spinner in the making

Maddie is on the wait list for Maggie's beginning spinning class this summer, but she just couldn't wait. So the other night we spent some time learning the basics of pre-drafting, worsted vs. woolen, combed vs. top and the infamous inch worm technique. She took to it rather quickly and seemed to enjoy herself, despite the numerous bouts of frustration when the twist would get away from her or the fiber would fall apart.
But in the end she made some real yarn! I have a bowl with my baby skeins, made up from leftovers from a 3ply or fiber I gave a test spin and now Maddie will have her 1st skein for her own collection.

I just finished this luscious blend from Julie Spins. It is 60/30/10 SW Merino/bamboo/nylon. The colorway is called Sherwood.

It is a 3ply, 315 yards, 5oz, 18 WPI, somewhere between heavy fingering and light sport weight. I plan on using it for a pair of socks out of the new toe up sock book, I can't wait to see how it knits up.

And on the resolution road, I have finished one front and am about to finish the other and then there are just the sleeves left to complete my last WIP the Minimalist!! Yay!!

1 comment:

cheryl said...

I can't wait to see your Minimalist, it's been a long time coming. It will be a bit warm to wear soon, but it will be there waiting for you in the Fall.