Friday, June 29, 2007

Volume reduction

I've been doing some plying.
The gray skein is Corriedale and the multi-colour is Blue-Face Leicester. I bought both last fall and spun the singles on a drop spindle and on my mother-in-law's Lendrum. I did all of the plying on the Lendrum.

The Corriedale is 2-ply, but the BFL is a mixed bag. I had 3 bobbins plus a single from the drop spindle, so I started by plying the 3 bobbins together, but I had trouble keeping the 3 plies from tangling, so I went down to 2-ply. I ended up with a lot of leftovers from the drop spindle, so I tried Navajo plying the rest, but I may have done something wrong because the end keeps unravelling.

It's just a long way of saying there's a lot of practice going on and the cats will probably be getting large rustic-looking pillows or something for Christmas, because this isn't really sweater quality yarn. I think I am getting better at this though.

There is still the alpaca. I must plan more carefully this time.

The temperature is much more comfortable today, so I may resume packing tonight.


cindy said...

I very much enjoy spinning on a spindle, too. I like the blue varigated skein.I want to touch it. Looks like you have enough for a scarf.....

Rachel said...

I think it's rather gorgeous, even if it's not sweater quality. Your cats had better be awfully well behaved between now and Christmas if they're going to deserve those pillows.

See you at 3!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous. And have fun with Rachel - I'm jealous!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

OMG! The color combination is beautiful. I was on Ravelry this morning and found something about some shops in Seattle for you.

Happy packing!