The Week of the Navajo (conclusions)

Spring Break is coming to a close and what follows is the conclusion to my week of learning how to Navajo ply…and a couple extras.

By now y’all know I like to take photos of yarn. It’s all very seductive to me, this wool stuff, lol! I did use that last batch of colonial wool to learn n-ply with a little larger than a mini-skein. But I went halfsies and spun a fractal skein too. I couldn’t help it. I am captivated by the play of color in all yarns and how color dances across a skein and mingles in a knit. Just loves it! So, I hope y’all enjoy these end of Spring Break pics as much as I enjoyed taking them. 🙂

And the difference between a knit with fractally spun vs. n-plied yarn?  I’m working on it…

Oh! And Girl Child brought home her latest project from school. I figured since I was taking photos near it, we’d share it with y’all!

There’s actually a sprout in there! We may have someone with a green thumb in our little family after all. 🙂

Well, that’s it for Spring Break.  Back to the laundry.


  1. It’s a good thing I like looking at yarn photos as much as you like taking them. 🙂

    That hat (or is it a hat) looks wonderful so far. Can’t wait to see the color differences between the two plying methods.

    • ROFL!! I know. I can’t help it. Ooohhhing and aahhhhing over yarn. I feel so silly sometimes. But it keeps happening. 🙂

      Yes, it’s a hat. I don’t remember how many yards this yarn was, and I haven’t read my book on working with variegated yarns yet (I keep getting stuck on the photos), so I thought the color repeats could pool if the project were any larger. I’m playing it safe, lol! Course, that might not even be a problem with fractally spun yarn. Must ponder that…Now I might have to spin some just to see if I even could get it to pool…

  2. WOW! Love your fractals! Beautiful colors! I want to learn Navajo Ply.

    • I’ve certainly had fun learning! I’m grateful for the time off to do it. Otherwise, I’d be still waiting to learn! I couldn’t get how the movements were made right off. So it took a minute for me. Might come more easily for you though. Go for it!

  3. My break is officially over as well. It’s been a blast this week. I’ve enjoyed seeing your yarny endeavors this week. The yarns are gorgeous! Enjoy your week ahead. 🙂

  4. Oooh, love the fractal! And hooray for yarn pics. (Can there ever be such a thing as too many yarn pics? Nah…the more the merrier.)

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