Monday, June 25, 2007

Handspinner's Guide to the Galaxy

Sorry I'm late! I didn't have pictures last night that I could post when I wrote my post about Cowboy Mouth. So now I have pictures, and they are of the first yarn I have spun on Ford!!!

I took this:
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And spun it into this:
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What's that you say? It just looks like a blob of black and starry? Okay, here ya go:
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It's cabled. My first successful cabled yarn! I spun the whole bobbin full and then Andean plied it onto itself once and then once more. A note to those who prefer Andean plying: a whole bobbin is a LOT of yarn to wind onto your hand. I used a chopstick as a splint to keep my finger from bending back, but it still got a little uncomfortable. Worked like a charm, though :)

And some extra pictures... the yarn room is ready for the stash! It's mostly furnished (Mom and I are looking for a table to place in the middle of the room, where the swift and ball winder will live), we just need to move the stash in. Wanna see?
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It's a happy place :)

3 comments:

Nextdoor said...
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Trillian42 said...

Aw, man... I thought I was off the hook, since you didn't post either. :) I just haven't had time to spin!

The room looks great! Can't wait to see it once the stash is all in place.

(And, erm, ignore that first comment. Signed in under a secret pal ID. My bad)

Knitting in Pink said...

That's an awesome craft room! I hope to one day own one just like it! : )