Moving Right Along

I have learned a lot about spinning in the past 3 months. Here is all the yarn I have spun on my spindle so far since 8 September. This may seem silly, but I've come to realize (as tacit knowledge rather than a "fact" that someone told me) that drafting the fiber is more important than the twist. The first lot of yarn I spun was twisted really tightly, but I don't like it as much as the more recent batches of yarn. Spun less tight, the yarn is softer, and I like it much better. It seems more "springy" than my first attempts.

I've been spinning little bits at a time and plying them. Then I felt the ends together to make a bigger skein.

I spin my singles, then I wind from the spindle onto a skein winder. I take that off the skein winder and Peruvian (or Andean) ply from the ball of singles back onto the spindle. At first I took the singles and put it on my finger to keep the ends from tangling, but my finger quickly fell asleep, and it proved to be unnecessary. Just pop the ball of the winder and ply.


Blogger K said...

wow, I can't believe how much you've spun already

9:26 AM  
Blogger Miss Carousel said...

you ARE the shiz-knit!

7:05 AM  

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