Sunday, March 18, 2007

Will it be lace weight or fingerling?

Here is a picture of the roving and spinning I'm doing on a drop spindle. I have two spindles worth of this stuff waiting to be plied. I'm hoping to do a three ply by using the spinning wheel.

This roving is a blend of black and white merino roving from Sheep's Shed Studio mixed with some purple and pink mohair.

I had the notion of making a three ply for socks. I have a feeling even at three ply it will be too fine and may end up in a lace project instead.

I must say that the addition of the mohair makes this much easier to spin even though I have gotten a couple of strange "bumps" of purple that didn't blend in perfectly (sort of like purple feathers sticking out here and there). I can see why the addition of mohair to a sock yarn blend would add strength to the product.

It's also amazing to me how FAR it went! The resulting color with the little pink highlights delights me no end.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

That is so very beautiful. I can't wait to see what you use it for.