Monday, September 24, 2007

I have an excuse

Irish Moss is not getting it's usual majority of my time. Ball 7 is not done in week 7. I have an excuse. [Warning: picture heavy post]

My birthday present, a new Lendrum double treadle from Woodland Woolworks arrived on Friday afternoon
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I have been busy spinning:
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And my favorite up close:
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spun from this targhee (that came with the wheel) that I dyed:
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And just for the record, my first (from a corriedale x that also came with)
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There's some overspinning.

The second spun yarn (second from the left) was spun from this:
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Also dyed by moi. I was testing my procion fiber reactive dyes. They seem to work fine by the vinegar soak, set in the oven method.

Everybody, well only dh and dd have seen my singles, feels a need to tell me that some places are thicker and some thinner. That may be true but they seem pretty darn even for a newbie. And I think when plyed (or is it plied, I have a new language to learn), and knit, I think it will even out.

Oh, yeah, Irish Moss, well, there has been progress:
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9 grams are left on ball 7.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

Ah, I cannot tell you how grateful I am to see your post today! I just purchased my first wheel this weekend, a Louet Victoria. I have not had quite as much time to spin yet as you appear to have had- but I also spun some Corriedale this weekend that looks quite a bit like yours! Phew. Glad to know I am not the only one to create such things and that I have hope of improving!

9/24/2007 10:32 PM

 
Blogger bookgrump said...

Who cares if it's uneven? It's gorgeous! Your orange-ish yarn reminds me of autumn in the Midwest.

9/24/2007 11:42 PM

 
Blogger Micki said...

Very cool spinning!

9/25/2007 5:08 AM

 
Blogger regiknits said...

Yay! I just bought a wheel today. I hope that a week after I get mine my yarn looks as good as yours does.

9/27/2007 10:56 PM

 
Blogger rho said...

ok can I officially say WOW - it is going to take me more than a week to spin like that -- my first looks even more overspun than yours. LOL

10/19/2007 1:26 PM

 

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