Finished Objects, ahoy!

This was my first superwash fiber, a superwash merino. Started out like this:

I had read that superwash was “slippery”, and now I know what that means. On the other hand, it did seem a bit easier to draft because of that slipperiness.

Now, a tiny bit of backstory. When I opened the mail package which contained this fiber, my youngest daughter said that she loved it, and would I please make a scarf out of it for her? Okay, so I knew from the get-go exactly what I would be making with this fiber. Secondly, I had read that once a spinner learns how to spin tiny fiber, it’s hard to go back to spinning fatter fiber. I set out to prove to myself that I could spin fat. This is a three-ply chunky-weight yarn, so I feel satisfied that I can do what I wanted to do.

The fiber was named “Pacific Surf” by the seller, and it does call to mind both the foam and deep blue of the sea, as well as the greys of rocky shorelines. So I chose a wavy pattern for the scarf and named the result “Stone and Sea”.

Kind of nice to start the spinning with the end result in mind, and then have it turn out pretty close to what I had originally envisioned. I should get a better photo, one that shows the wavy pattern on the scarf a little better. You can best see it in this picture on the right-hand side.

In other news, I did finish the mittens mentioned in this post. And here they are, with a fairly large amount of leftover yarn. I am a bit amused by that.

And, I finished the yarn I mentioned in this post, but it has turned out to be more of a sport-weight than a fingering-weight yarn. I seem to be unable to spin fingering-weight since the one time I succeeded in it. I’ll get that yet! Anyway, here’s the yarn. It’s a 2-ply yarn, about 270 yards, 4 ounces. I am inordinately pleased at the colors.

Also, here’s a slight peek at my current spinning project. I’m not ready to show more than this yet, though.

Comments (4)

DaveAugust 27th, 2009 at 10:13 am

Good stuff all around! I’m afraid I’m stuck on skinny at the moment, despite my attempts to fatten up, so I’m envious of your chunk-ability. :-)

derickAugust 27th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Thanks, Dave. I am jealous of your perfect sock yarn, so I guess that all evens out.

colorlessblueAugust 31st, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I’m struggling to get fatty too, though I only want to get closer to heavy fingering. I’m stuck on the light fingering zone. I could probably fix it if I spun 4-ply instead of 3-ply, but I want to learn how to tell the fiber what to do and not let the fiber misbehave and make me adjust my plans.
All your FOs rock.

MelanieSeptember 4th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Where’s mine?

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