Monthly Archives: January 2015

100 Days of Spinning – Day 97

Today was devoted to finding the right combination of spinning twist and plying twist to get a balanced merino. I’m finally there. One thing that happened: I’m pretty much up to “normal” speed with spinning, and I noticed I was … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 96

Another night of merino mini-sample. I spun 2 more bobbins of about 2 grams each and plied them. I had planned to use 11 treadles per “pull”, but decided to do 12 instead. My thinking was, 3-ply is going to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 95

It was the night of the mini-sample. I spun two little bobbins, about 2 grams each, and plied them. I like the ratio I’ve been spinning them at, which is 12:1, but as I mentioned last night I have not … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 94

Tonight I plied the 2 singles of the merino, and I now have a good illustration of what “underplied” looks like when checking balance in yarn. I had been confused about which direction of twist in the final skein means … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 93

I’m starting to get my groove now, with this merino. I found myself picking up my speed again tonight, and it was OK. I had to slow down a couple of times, but I never “lost it” or let it … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 92

Today with the merino was much better than yesterday. After looking at yesterday’s plied result, I decided to use a little less spin with the next singles and plying. I think that will work better, and we’ll see in another … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 91

I have begun the Fusion merino. It’s a good thing I have as much practice under my belt as I do by now, because this is a whole new level. For practice purposes, I weighed out 5 gram chunks to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 90

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I’ve finished the Falklands- spinning and plying, and YES I have enough to do the long version of the Callicarpa scarf. I’m SO pleased about that! My husband pointed out the other day how delightful … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 89

Today’s session was short and, sadly, distracted. But I made more progress on this last bobbin of Falklands, and I should finish it tomorrow. Until then.

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 88

I have started on the last bobbin of the Falklands wool. It’s almost sad, because I have really enjoyed working with this wool. It’s the first wool I have spun well enough, and like enough, to make a garment from. … Continue reading

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