Friday, March 06, 2009

Handspun Friday - Singles Frenzy

Well my goal for this week was to have another chain plied yarn ready to share, but I didn't get that far. I spun a single I intended to chain ply, but after spinning I wanted a break from that fiber. I still wanted to spin so I went on a spinning frenzy and filled all but one of my bobbins. The only reason that one is empty is so I have something to use to start plying these singles. These two singles will become my next chain plied yarns. One is a super soft merino and the other is a Cormo Corriedale cross.

I also spun singles to make two different two ply yarns. The pink singles are a merino silk blend and the green singles are from a Rambouillet combed top. I have eight ounces of each color. After all that I still had three bobbins waiting for fiber so I decided on a true three ply yarn. I used a superwash Bluefaced Leicester. I think I'll get a great pair of sock out of this.

This was a lot of spinning in just one week but now I've just got to start plying. I just don't know what to start with, but I have to start soon. I joined two spin alongs for March and the fiber for both groups arrived this week; I need more bobbins! But I might just have to take a break from spinning today.

10 comments:

Monika said...

What a lovely sight! The bobbins for the 3-ply are the most intriguing ones.

mom said...

WOW! Such a busy girl! Lovely colors. With March Madness coming up you should have plenty of TV time for spinning!

cpurl17 said...

Wow, you've been productive! The colors are very pretty.

Dave said...

Wow, productive!!

If you're taking votes, I'm looking forward to seeing the brown/blue three ply, PLUS it will empty up more bobbins than the others would. :-)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow!! YOu are a spinning machine! I agree with Dave...the brown/blue one is gorgeous! So my colors!

Zonda said...

Wow is right!! I love the last one as well! Go you with the plying! Either that or get more bobbins ;)

bockstark.knits said...

Holy crap, you did all of this is ONE week?? Wow! I bow down to you! :) They are all going to be soooo pretty too!

Jewel said...

That is alot of spinning. I love all the colors but I think that brown and blue is my favorite.

Esoteric Knitter said...

wooooooww lots of pretties!!

Julie said...

Holy Cow, woman; do you spin 24/7? No, you can't because you knit that beautiful scarf in the last post. How do you do it?