Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Shandeh's Spinning
Hi everyone! I haven't checked in here in a long time, because I've been busy with the Oddball Blanket stuff, among other things.

I've been doing a lot of spinning for the past week, so I wanted to share some photos.

I finally finished spinning all the blue merino wool roving I won on eBay. Some of it was a bit overspun, but I was MOSTLY satisfied with it.


When it was all spun, I wound it on my skein winder, then got it wet, then hung it to set the spin on my doorknob, using my lazy kate as a weight.


After it dried, I twisted it into a pretty skein, and was VERY satisfied with the final result.


Today, I was so happy with my blue merino success, so I was motivated to spin some more. So, I pulled out some more roving I got on eBay. Some "confetti" wool. (I've got LOTS of that roving!)


After just an hour of spinning, I had a spool full of a pretty pastel single-ply.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-16-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
Julie
Instepping Out
 
Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 10
Thanked 78 Times in 64 Posts
Pretty! Are you going to ply the confetti, or leave it as a single?
__________________
Knitter's Geek Code
KCR+ Exp+ SPM+ Steel+ Bam+ Addi++ Pl-- Wool++ Cot Lux+ Stash Scale+ Fin !Ent Int FI> Tex Lace Felt Flat Circ+ Dpn- ML+ Swatch+ KIP+ Blog+ SNB> EZ? FO+ WIP3 Gauge W+ Alt Sw
Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
IrishKnitter
Instepping Out
 
IrishKnitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,227
Thanks: 67
Thanked 64 Times in 60 Posts
Originally Posted by Shandeh
lazy kate

I'm not sure what that is, but I the name!!
IrishKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 11:01 PM   #4
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 668 Times in 350 Posts
Lovely blue merino!
Is that confetti wool from Coppermoose? I've heard good things about it.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Originally Posted by Julie
Pretty! Are you going to ply the confetti, or leave it as a single?
I'm planning on plying two spools together tomorrow to see how it looks plied. I'll let you know....watch for more photos!

Originally Posted by IrishKnitter
Originally Posted by Shandeh
lazy kate
I'm not sure what that is, but I the name!!
Kate! A lazy kate is used to hold your spools of yarn when you ply them together to make a thicker yarn.

Originally Posted by Silver
Lovely blue merino!
Is that confetti wool from Coppermoose? I've heard good things about it.
Very Good, Silver!!!
It IS from Copper Moose Productions!

I really like the confetti wool. It's very easy to spin. My only problem is that the little flecks of color sometimes don't stick with the wool very well. Maybe if I was a better spinner, it would be easier for me to let it "flow" more.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 11:57 PM   #6
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
One more thing about the blue merino.....

When Marvin (my hubby) came home from work today, I said, "Look at THIS!" and I showed him the yarn. He thought I had BOUGHT it at the yarn store!


And here is another photo of the confetti wool I'm spinning.


I have two pounds of that roving.
(32 ounces should be enough for a sweater, shouldn't it?)
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 106 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
So pretty!
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 10:00 PM   #8
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Kemp, you would LOVE spinning this stuff. Copper Moose has another pound (16 ounces, of course) of confetti wool available on eBay right now!

They also have some smaller lots available for lower prices. I REALLY like that seller. They are so good to work with.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 106 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
I think I need a few more days of practice before I try to spin wiht something that nice!
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2007, 10:12 PM   #10
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Originally Posted by kemp
I think I need a few more days of practice before I try to spin wiht something that nice!
If you would like, I would be happy to send you some small samples of different fibers to practice with.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thank you, Shandeh! GrumpyGramma The Lounge 0 01-11-2012 06:46 PM
Thanks Shandeh!! KnitClickChick General Knitting 5 09-10-2007 12:31 AM
shandeh! THANKS! jeanius80 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 4 05-22-2007 10:02 AM
spinning bunny hair and charging for spinning - couple ?'s boyforpele13 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 5 03-15-2007 01:55 PM
Shandeh had fun learning more about spinning! Shandeh Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10 11-02-2006 11:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 AM.