I was in a mad rush today to get this on the wheel!
I know I mentioned that I wanted to start a cabled yarn some time ago. But I just couldn’t seem to fit it in the last few weeks. Oh….But all that has changed now!
Last night I spun the bobbins up there from the Duets that I got from Sosae Caetano. I figured they’d be perfect for a cabled yarn because she had already did the color work for the set. All I have to do is spin it!
For a cabled yarn, I will have to spin two 2-ply yarns and then ply those together in the end. Sounds like a lot of back and forth. But, I kind of like that idea. Kind of rhythmic in a sense. It’s a very welcome thing at the moment. Lullaby like. I like that.
At some point today, the other two bobbins came along too.
Funny thing I learned during TdF. I can actually spin pretty fast if I want. Well, fast for me. I had the hubby time me to see how fast I was getting done the gray monster after separating the lengths into 12 inch chunks. I was clocking in at 7 minutes per chunk. Not bad, says I! It’s amazing the things you learn you can do when you do challenge yourself. So, I applied that to this spin as well. I can’t say the yarn is as consistent when I’m trying to go all Speedy Gonzales on it. But, I just want to see this yarn. Now!
I even got to ply one of my 2-ply yarns so far before it was time for Girl Child to be home.
Meh. I honestly think I’m going to have to run that back through to get it a little tighter for the cabled yarn to really look good in the end. But, I’m okay with that. Ooohhh! Did I tell you I can’t wait to see it?!
I also hand wound the Swiss Chard into yarn balls.
I still have no clue which I like best-the 2-ply fractal or the n-ply…AND I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. I was matching up some color I had leftover in my stash to see if I would like it with this yarn. More socks? Mittens? Beats me. I’ve got yarn coming out of my ears these days!
And, you know…I really wouldn’t have it any other way.