Friday, March 27, 2009
Handspun Friday - Ply by Night
I joined a spin along group on Ravelry called Ply by Night. The idea behind the group is simple - to see how different spinners work with the same fiber and to compare the different results. Each spin along goes for a two month period. This is the groups second project, but my first with them.
This project is running from March to April and begin with the group voting on a fiber, fiber supplier and color. This time we were able to get a group discount and a custom color dyed just for the group. The fiber selected was Bluefaced Leicester from Briar Rose is a mottled lavender color.
After the fiber was picked, we voted on a pattern. This time we actually voted for a pattern for a thinner yarn and a pattern for a thicker yarn. The winning patterns were the Chickadee Cowl by Kristen Kapur for Through the Loops and the Primavera Socks from Sonnentaler. I decided to spin for the socks.
I ended up with a nice amount of three ply yarn and hope to cast on for my socks this weekend. If you are spinner, stop by Ravelry and join the group for the next round!
Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Fiber: Briar Rose Fibers
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester combed top
Weight: 3.80 ounces (finished yarn)
WPI: 18 WPI average
Yardage: 395 yards
Notes: 3 ply, handwash