Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Plying away

Finally done spinning up the pound of singles and I'm now plying it up.


It has turned out just the way I wanted it to ( how unreal is that).

It's 3-ply at 303 yd/3.5 oz. (277 m/100 g) so it's a nice light-worsted weight.

The colors don't show up really well, since it's kind of an overcast day. They are much brighter in person.

5 ounces down, with 11 more to go.

7 comments:

Leigh said...

Hi Tracy. I was happy to find your comment on my blog and wanted to come say I'm delighted to share my weaving with you. But wow! Your yarn is absolutely yummy! Gorgeous!

Alpaca Granny said...

Tracy, your yarn is lovely. I'm really curious though, why do you 3 ply? For bulk?

Tracy said...

Thank you for the compliments. As to why I did a 3-ply, I read in "The Big Book of Spinning" by Alden Amos that the yarns are supposed to be "rounder" and therefore "superior" for knitting. So, I decided to try it. I'll let you know when I get around to knitting with it. I actually found that it seemed to be easier get a more balanced yarn and it was no more difficult to do than a 2-ply.

Anonymous said...

very pretty :) looking forward to seeing it in person some day soon!

-- just me at the zoo :)

Tahtini said...

Tracy - Love your newer, better tensioned Kate. My sweetie built me a vertical tensioned Kate that I stained to match my Kromski. It's wide enough to take just about any bobbin as the tension string keeps the bobbins from "wandering" along the rod. I used two appropriately sized, snug-fitting wooden beads to keep the rods from migrating.

Sherie said...

Wow, I love this yarn. The colors are amazing. :)

milouson said...

it's gorgeous!!!!