A quick spin

That little Milo vest is done and blocking! I’ll show you later. I also finished the second pair of Fetching mitts; they look exactly like the first pair so you don’t even have to use your imagination. 🙂

I took a little break from knitting to spin a bit; I pulled a 4 oz braid from the stash (a wool / silk hand-painted), dialed up some Netflix, and put the WooLee Winder on my wheel.

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The braid has a lot of turquoise in it. I split the braid lengthwise and spun on the medium whorl; my singles turned out pretty good, though the colors didn’t work out quite how I envisioned.

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I plied them together and photographed the skein against a very green counter — I should have taken the picture against the white couch. Oh, well.

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After washing and thumping, the yarn fluffed out a bit and it’s a nice worsted weight. I think it’s a little under-plied, but workable. I’m still learning / adjusting to the WooLee Winder; next time I’ll put a little more twist in my singles AND as I ply.

 

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You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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One Response to A quick spin

  1. I think it looks lovely against a green background 🙂

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