Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The post in which....

she may have posted too many pictures???

Can you blame me though? I'm pretty proud of this. I have a loooong way to go, but if you asked me 1 year ago, would I be spinning. I would laugh a long, loud one, and say, nope, not until I retire. Well, retirement isn't happening...not soon enough anyways. ;)
bored yet?

I finished the singles in September, and they rested...and rested...

:)
Until this last weekend. After practicing some Navajo plying with some leftovers and viewing this You-tube tutorial, I said, go for it....


colors....
So I did! I had 2 bobbins and plied each one separately on my jumbo flyer. I finished one, then added the second one in so this is one big skein..

ooh..um..yeah
Well, maybe I'm fibbing a bit....it's not that large...


color a bit off
When I spun it, I didn't really pay attention to the colors, I wanted them to go wherever. My pre-drafting wasn't the best, I was winging it. When I was plying it, I was trying my best to match the colors, but since the color lengths weren't consistent, it was a bit harder. You can see I was a little bit successful.

Handspun
Approximately 144yds of dk/light worsted with a wee bit o'chunky in for the heck of it ;)
9 wpi...um..what else did you wanna know ;) I'm new at this handspun recording stuff.

Here you go, the before destruction shot!
Summer Twilight
Summer Twilight
100g/3.5oz Falkland roving from Amy's Rainbow a birthday gift from Charlotte :)

I really like spinning the Falkland and I really enjoy Navajo plying....very zen..

Next fiber to be spun is some superwash merino, stay tuned...

21 comments:

Dee said...

Well, girl --- you done good. It looks beautiful. Congratulations.

MsKnottyKnits said...

Damn, mama! You rocked that N-ply! I've got serious love for what you've got going on over there.

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! I wish I had the patience for Navajo plying...

Pat said...

I am so glad someone else is guilty of posting tons of pictures of handspun - I can't help but do the same.
I am personally thrilled that you posted everyone of these photos - GORGEOUS yarn....I just tried navajo plying with the last few yards left on a bobbing...I think I have it figured it out - not pretty yet though :-)

Dave said...

It looks wonderful -- very squooshy!

Beverly said...

Too many pictures?? No such thing! I love the yarn. It's so pretty and almost appetizing! Looks like cotton candy. Do you have any plans for it?

Lulah said...

Zonda, that is beautiful!

Walden said...

Your handspun is beautiful. I like the way you matched the colors, it gives a nice overall look.

Sharon P said...

Quite Beautiful! Great work!

Mag said...

Very nice spin! (I know, I say "never" about spinning now, but here and there I see a pretty roving and... never say never! LOL!)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Gorgeous! Love it.

Karen said...

Oh Zonda, it's just beautiful!!!!

cpurl17 said...

Wow! that looks fantastic!

aquaknits said...

Great spinning!! That video totally helped me understand n-ply too. Just gorgeous!

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!

It's beautiful, Zonda! You did a wonderful job.

Carol said...

That turned out really really nicely!

Batty said...

It's so pretty! Love t he colors.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Just gorgeous Zonda!!! Good for you!! Just one year later..awesome!

Julie said...

Beautiful yarn you made there, Zonda! I love to spin Falkland too.

DPUTiger said...

AWESOME handspun! Go, You!

Bad Amy said...

So pretty! I'm having trouble fighting the urge to start the whole spinning thing... your pics aren't helping! ;)