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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Let There Be Spinning!

I did manage to just barely get my entries in for the CJ Kopec Creations July SAL. I had not been able to spin for part of the month because of a flare up in my arthritis of my hips, but in the last few days of the month, I did my best to catch up.

The first is the Navarro colorway. I separated the 3 colors in the batts, a mint, a strawberry and a dark chocolate (reminded me a little of a variation on Neapolitan ice cream). Then I spun them in sequence.

Finally I Navajo plied it to obtain 407 yards of a fingering weight, 3 ply, self-striping yarn. This is the first time I have ever made a self-striping yarn. I think it turned out quite well.The second colorway for the KAL is called Second Chances. I pulled the batts into thick rovings and then spun from that. I attempted to control the fiber color in the drafting to get long color sequences without separating the colors, then Navajo plied it, resulting in 100 yards of bulky weight 3 ply.On August 9th, I was fortunate to be able to attend the Bartlett Yarn Mills open house in Harmony, ME with my mother and sister. I will try to get pics posted from that trip soon.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments that you have kindly left on my blog and for your patience with my infrequent posting.


  1. Beverly!! Your spinning is amazing! I am beyond proud of you!

  2. Isn't that a lovely photo in your header!

    You're turned into a wonderful spinner, Bev. An inspiration in fact but I am still resisting the call of the spindle having seen from you what it turns into...

  3. Pretty handspun! Love the colors! I hope to one day learn to Navaho ply. Go you!


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