The results are in and I think I can Navajo ply now. 🙂
I think these look better than my first attempt at it. Well, except for that white one on the side there. On the other two, I actually tried the method in that video I linked to earlier this week and it actually worked out! These mini skeins seem more purposeful in their characteristics than the last one. So, yay me, right?
I have a small niddy noddy that makes tiny skeins like these. Pretty cute, huh? Of course, these are easy enough to make by wrapping the yarn around and around your forearm, making a loop by catching the yarn around your elbow and in your palm. Tie the ends of this multi-wrapped loop together (and wrap a couple places around this multi-wrapped loop/skein with a couple of ties to keep the skein tidy for washing), insert your thumb into the skein on either end and twist the skein in opposite directions with your thumbs until it wants to twist back on itself (or until you’ve got the amount of twist you want), and then insert one end of the skein into the loop formed on the opposite end to secure. Before you know it, you have a tiny, baby skein.
At some point, I thought, it’s probably pretty easy to maintain that over a small skein. What about an entire two to four ounce skein? So, I’m spinning up this lovely Berry Galette dyed by Sosae Caetano.
It’s just gorgeous! Reminds me of a tropical sunset! Now, I’m contemplating how I really want to spin this. Do I want to n-ply or fractal spin it? I’m supposed to be learning n-ply this week. But, I’m conflicted because I love the way a fractal spin looks just as much with all of those colors intermingling and what not. So, I took a couple shots of both of the Goldfish Pond skeins to help me figure it out.
It’s not working. Nope. Still not sure. I could go halfsies…Decisions, decisions.
Spinning this too…
Love that two over one under wind on!
It’s coming along. But Spring Break is going so quickly! Too quickly, actually. I finally did get those mitts boxed and wrapped though.
Sigh. They finally made it into the mail today. Dragged my feet on that wayyyy too long. Got one more gift to go before break is over and I’m golden. 🙂