01 October, 2010
I blogged about handspinning through the entire month of September without posting a single new finished skein of handspun. I didn't want to mention what I spun for the festival competition and I didn't complete much altogether.
But now, I give you my seventy-first skein. It's big. It's actually in three skeins but I think of it as one. The content is a Louet blend of merino and silk, spun three ply and bulky. There's most of a bag there. This is what I plied when I was messing around with the lazy Kate. Spun on a spindle, then transferred the singles to bobbins for plying and from there back on to the spindle.
I hadn't spun bulky for a while. The yardage came out very low, about 80 yards if memory serves. It was fun to spin and use up a large amount of fiber quickly. I regret a little that I didn't eke it out into thinner yarn that would go farther when knitting. By that I don't mean I want to spend a lot of time knitting because I don't, but a thick yarn doesn't create as much fabric or coverage.