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Sunday, July 18, 2010

What's on the Spinning Wheel

Before I show you what's on the wheel right now, I want to show you how the Tuscany custom yarn turned out. I was amazed at the yardage I managed to get out of this roving! I ended up with a 3.8 ounce skein with 403 yards of yarn! I had a bit left on the second bobbin that I Navajo-plied (basically you ply the yarn back on itself) and ended up with 0.3 ounces and 32 yards. The customer wanted 400 - 450 yards of a heavy fingering weight yarn and I dyed up just over 4 ounces in the hopes I would be able to spin that into the required yardage. I love it when a plan works out! The customer was thrilled with the finished yarn and it shipped out on Friday.


And on the spinning wheel now is a merino/tencel roving that I dyed up in a colorway that I called "India Spices" - deep orange, aztec gold, brown and burgundy. It is spinning up nice and thin and is looking incredibly rich. I'll post pics of the yarn when I have it done. I am spinning this up for a friend who loves to crochet and she fell in love with this colorway. The finished yarn should have incredible drape and luster to it.


5 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

That did come out nice. I'm so impressed!

Ann said...

Those colors are fabulous. I can see why your customer was happy. So do any of your customers every send you pictures of what your yard turned into? If it were me I would be very curious to know.

Pricilla said...

So beautiful.
Makes me want to think about knitting again.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Sharkbytes: Thank you!
Ann: Thank you! Sometimes customers send me pics of what they made with my fibers but not nearly often enough! I am always so grateful when they do send me pics though.
Pricilla: Thank you. Knitting and crocheting are such great ways to relax. Of course, with a kitten in your house, that might be a bit difficult to do - kittens and balls of yarn do NOT mix unless your goal is to allow them to tangle your yarn up!

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