Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursdays are for Spinners

Thursdays are for Spinners.  I learned a new way to draft wool batts in spin class today!!  Draft across the entire batt rather than in strips as I was doing previously.  I'm crossing my fingers that when I ply this yarn, the barber poling will be reduced.

The two singles have a nicely random color placement and are fairly consistent.  That was my goal with this spinning.  I can't wait to see how it plies!!!!!

The Color Pops!!  Each bit of grassy green, lavender, acid yellow, tomato red, and violet really zings throughout the yarn.

 I have grown so much as a spinner today, just by adjusting my draft.  This looks like a mature little ball of yarn.  I am super excited to crochet it up and add it to the handspun wool blanket I've been working on.

A big thank you goes out to Brenda, my spinning mentor, for suggesting this "draft across" method and to the latest issue of Ply, that detailed how to do it!!

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