Spinning fun with colors!
I have done some more spinning. Who knows what happens with Christmas this year...there will be nothing but wool for decorations this year :-) The Concord colored marino-silk yarn came out very nice. It is light fingering - almost lace weight yarn. 59 grams and 210 meters with about 16 WPI.
It is very hard to describe the color. I t is blue with purple and some silver spots, I think. Very different and pretty. Will be interesting to try out a lace pattern with this.
So I have been spinning so much that our cat figured she just had to jump in on my lap while I was spinning. She probably loves the movement, but it makes it a bit harder for me to spin!
Have I had some fun with colors or what? This is the hand painted BFL I bought on Etsy a month ago. I split the roving into about 8 pieces and spun onto two bobbins. I used my slow flyer with the 7.5:1 ratio.
Then I plied it on my Jumbo flyer with 3.5:1 ratio, but that was a bit too slow. I had to treadle fast to get enough twist! But it sure gave me a larger skein.
This is the finished skein, washed and dried and re-skeined. It gave 107 grams and approximately 157 meters with 10 WPI.
I am spinning on my drop spindles, too. They are great for testing new fibers. This is my first go on Soysilk!
And while I was doing some moving around things here, I found some of the Norwegian wool I bought a while ago. When I spun with it I soon realised there was a lot of lanolin in it. My fingeres got very nice and soft :-)