Score!!

The men folk are watching a lot of football around here these days…

Gave me some time to do some plying with this stuff last night. :)

It always amazes me how much yarn I get from little, old spindles! And it’s so simple a process. With these spindles I tried two different cop styles. A loose adaptation of a football shape and the usual cone shape. I think I still prefer the cone, but I enjoyed spinning on the cherry spindle better. I am finding that the purpleheart needs a little maintenance…That whorl just won’t stay put anymore. It slipped a lot during the spinning. The notches would roll around and the hook wouldn’t be lined up. Somehow, that would make the singles slip out the notch and then I might sound something like what the fellas sound like on a fumble!

But, we made it!

I plied the singles last night on my Joy and I got 510 yds of 2ply with some left over for a chain plied yarn.

I really didn’t realize how tired I was from staying up until I was at work, pressing the button to unlock my car while expecting the door of my office to open! Fortunately, that happened closer to the end of the day, lol.

Look at all that color! And it’s SO shiny. Love!

Still needs to be washed. But, it’s spun!

Once again, the stash has been adequately enhanced. :)

Comments

  1. Craftie Allie says:

    Wow!! This is my new favorite of your spins. Can’t wait to see it knit up :)

    • Thanks, Allie! I think it’s so pretty! But every new one is always my favorite one, lol. The next cabled one is my favorite now! “This one’s my favorite…No, this one’s my favorite…No, now this one!” It never ends. :)

  2. Absolutely yummy!

    • Thanks Zlibby! I have to swap you something for some handspun sometime. You will have to tell me if you like it. Course, I’ve never spun for crochet before…I had better look into that…

  3. I couldn’t help but laugh at your comment about expecting your office door to open while pressing a button on your car key. I have similar moments when I stand in front of glass doors and expect them to slide open by my mere presence only to discover I actually have to push it open the old fashioned way. LOL!

  4. Beautiful – your stash is more than adquately enhanced I’d say! =D

  5. How lovely and I look forward to seeing what it is knitted/crocheted into :)

  6. The yarn is just lovely. I want to squish it. I just ordered 2 Golding Ringspindles. I hope I don’t have to fiddle with them.

    • Well, these two are my faves that I ordered from them and I carry them around because they are so tiny. So, the one does get knocked around more than my other spindles do. That is always a factor. No worries!

  7. It’s beautiful!!! I wants it……*grin*

  8. What fantastic colors!

  9. What amazing colors!

  10. Hopefully someday soon I will spin something that looks like that. Knittable, I mean :-)

  11. Okay, I’m drooling now. This is so gorgeous! You can really give yourself a big hug for making something that beautiful …

  12. beautiful yarn! I must get out my spindle and try spinning again.

  13. Love the colors. It’s got a very Mardis Gras feel to it.

  14. Well done; it is absolutely beautiful…

  15. It’s beautiful! You pick the best colors. And I can relate on the work/car door confusion. Can’t say how many times I’ve stood in the elevator on the first floor, pushing the 1 button and wondering why I’m not going anywhere.

  16. I know the feeling about the football, even though I usually knit/spin and watch.

  17. When will we see your project showcasing this gorgeous yarn?!

    • Soon, I hope, Karen! I am SO behind on everything I want to get done right now…But I always overload anyway. You know, “Reach for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” -Donnie Simpson. I wanna do it all!! Right now, preferably. :)

  18. ohh, so pretty!

    • Thanks, Natalie! Hey, I liked the alpaca from that carder! I did mix it with some other wool I had. But, now I am wishing I had tried more with that time…maybe this weekend, if I can fit that in. But it came out nicely I thought! I loved the look of it!

  19. simply gorgeous colour!

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