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Friday, August 8, 2008


I have finally made a 2 ply yarn! Ok, it isn't anything that anyone else would want,but I am pretty proud that I have accomplished this feat no matter what the quality. My youngest brother made the spindle and the burnt orange corriedale fiber was a gift from twistedknitter on plurk. I apologize for not being a good photographer and having difficulty getting the color to show correctly.Then I tried my hand at the Andean Bracelet so that I could turn this into a 2 ply yarn. I don't know if I did it correctly, but it did allow me to ply from both ends of the yarn.When I went to remove the plied yarn from the spindle I wrapped it around my walker handles. It turns out that it is 37 inches for every revolution around the handles so I just counted that as 1 yard. It is nice to find another use for the walker ;) From there I put the yarn in hot water to soak and set the twist, then I hung it to dry with a soup can at the bottom to straighten it a bit since it was very curly. I think the curl means I over twisted it at some point, or possibly at all points. It was dry by this morning so I wound it into a center pull ball.Now I have cast it on my needles to make a hat for the Ravelympics! I don't know if this will turn out to be anything that will ever be worn, but it certainly has been a learning experience and I can't wait to spin again!


  1. What a clever use of your walker handles! You've got some lovely yarn going on there. :)

  2. Great job! I am so looking forward to mastering the spinning one day myself!

  3. You should be very proud of it! It's great!

  4. That's lovely! And I think it's a great additional use for the walker!

  5. oh yeah for spinning!!!

    and it's my favourite colour..
    good job!

  6. Congrats! I'm still trying to get the hang of using the spindle.

  7. Wow, Bev, I didn't know you spin! THe yarn looks great.

  8. What a beautiful colour. I think you did fine. I'm no expert, but that's how I Andean ply too, and my yarn always turns out a bit curly unless I weight it. I bet you're going to get a beautiful hat.

  9. Hey, Bev! Your yarn looks great! I love to spin on my wheel, but I have a hard time with a drop spindle. Your corriedale looks lovely -- very even. It doesn't look like first yarn at all!

    Nice talking to you on Plurk. I haven't been around for a couple of days so my karma is shot. :(

    Penny (Woolyworm)


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