Saturday, October 3, 2009

Plum Frost Fingering Yarn


Tuesdays are for spinning....or at least that is what the Yarn Harlot says. So here is a posting about spinning....which I finished over the weekend. The fiber is again from Julie Spins
(photo by Juliespins)
and it is 50/50 Superfine Merino and tencel. It spun fine and I two-plyed it
with the resulting yardage about 400+ yards from 5.3 oz. m It is all an inexact science to measure the yardage, and I think the next tool I will purchase is the McMorran Scale which is a simple tool with remarkable accuracy from all reports. I need to get more comfortable with using my wraps per inch gauge and figuring the yardage. This is especially important if I ever plan to knit with the yarn. Petting and caressing the yarn can only go so far........The spun yarn has such a nice glimmer and sheen!

I need to work on making sure I am plying enough, because there are areas of the final yarn that appear underplyed after setting the twist.

I don't know what I will do with all the shawls that my spinning is leaning towards. Of course, I can always knit two strands together for heavier garments.

7 comments:

DrChopSuey said...

Oh my... wow! That is beautiful!

Nalamienea said...

LOVE the colour and the shine. Good job!

Jane said...

Beautiful yarn!

cici said...

I am in love with JulieSpins lately. This yarn is to die for☺

Iron Needles said...

I knit two strands of two-ply together for my alpaca socks. Worked perfectly well. I have been spinning lately! So enjoyable.

This stuff is beautiful and looks like you did a great job with it.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Nice yarn. Let me know about the McMorran Yarn balance. I have been quite curious about that gadget.

lunaticraft said...

When the picture of the fiber loaded, I literally gasped. Beautiful.