And no stinking screen door will keep them apart.
So, I've been getting precious little work on the Autumn Leaves Stole done
because I can't seem to drag myself away from my spinning wheel as of
I finally sat down with my carders and taught myself how to make rolags to break up a braid of fiber that kind of clashed and make it blend a bit. I ended up with about 90yrds of a fluffy corriedale yarn that has a color gradient starting at deep blue out to white then back into a deep rich grey.
It was quite fun to spin. I chain plyed it and ended up with a roughly worsted weight yarn. Once again I am reminded that long draw is not my preferred style of spinning but it was a fun time.
Then I got my first 4 ply done. Ignore the tags, I keep the bands from my original braids and rewrap the finished spun item. It lets me know what fiber content I have as well as an easy fit tag that I can write final yardages on. This Mixed BFL 4ply experiment let me know that I need to buy a second tensioned lazy kate before exploring this again. My lazy kate only holds 3 bobbins, not four.
And lastly I spun up my first 3 ply "crepe" style yarn.
This was a first for me and I have to say, was a fun yarn to spin and though I have some technical issues I need to work out with it I will definitely try again. The finished yarn is fun and has such a blast of colors in it. Scarlet at Huckleberry Knits has a wonderful eye for colors and is always blending colors I would never imagine to. She blows me away and I have told almost every spinner I know locally to check her stuff out over at http://www.etsy.com/shop/huckleberryknits if you are interested in fun colorways and excellently prepped fibers. From the other prices I seen around etsy and the other fibers I've bought, yes some of her stuff costs a little more but it's worth it. The spin up like butter.
Enough advertising for others though. Since I last posted, spring arrived
solodily here and those Clematis I showed you before are in full bloom.
Hope everyone is having a good safe spring leading into summer guys.