Monday, September 11, 2006

Look!

What a mess! Wouldn't you agree?

But not from last week's accident! hehehe Did I have you going there? This is from earlier attempt. I don't know why I kept it on my desk. But it came in handy for a little fun. :-) Now it's time to leave them outside for the birds.

This is what I got from that spindleful of singles...

Spindle spun singles. Navajo plied on the wheel. I'd say a heavy fingering weight. The brown also looks better than the 2-ply. It has a little extra shine to it too. Interesting. I am going to knit a swatch with cable pattern to see how it does.

I decided to take Jane's advice and just push whatever I could back up the shaft of the spindle and continued spinning. (Thank you all for the pointers. They will be needed in the future!) After I was done, I carefully made a Andean bracelet, then I plied it on the wheel. I didn't have to sacrifce anything. Yay! However, my Navajo plying skill leaves much to be desired. I have to find someone to demonstrate it for me in person.

I have to start spinning thicker to see what that's like.

10 comments:

Dave said...

The colours in that yarn are gorgeous. I don't know anything about spinning, but it certainly looks nice and even to my eye. I'm looking forward to seeing your swatch.

gerald said...

Dave is right. The colors are quite nice.

tadaahhh said...

i LOVE it. it's gorgeous!!!

Dave Daniels said...

Hey, glad to hear you could save it. it turned out really great. That such a nice rich brown. Congrats!

Jane said...

Dear Jason,

Victory is sweet! Your yarn is very attractive and subtle! Can't wait to see what it looks like made-up. Glad that suggestion worked out for you. Desperation is frequently the mother of invention:)

aija said...

Its so shiny and pretty! I need to see NP in person too, I can't decide how big to make the loops... but its so addicting, like magic how it works.

Congrats on the save and for having so many jump to the rescue!

Matt said...

everyone else beat me to it. pretty stuff jason.

Marianne said...

beautiful

Saffron said...

That yarn is beautiful!

Jason said...

Thank you all for the good words again! :-D