February spinning challenge

On Ravelry, there is a group for spinners who use spindles.  While I do have a wheel, which I do use, I do most of my spinning on my spindles.  Ever since I discovered 9-inch shafts on Bosworth spindles, that’s been my most-used spindle.  I probably need more spindles, now that I think of it.

In any case, the Ravelry group has a monthly challenge.  The idea is to start and finish in that month some spinning which is related to the theme.  February’s theme is “New Beginnings”, and I thought that this fiber reminded me of new growth and fertile soil. This is the picture of the braid as it was listed on etsy.

I started spinning it on the first of the month, which puts me within the guidelines for the challenge. I’m already over 1/3 done. This is what it looks like, so far:

The goal is for 3-ply sock yarn. I’m intentionally not worrying about keeping any of the colors aligned when I ply because I think these colors will all mix pleasantly, and if some of the plied yarn does end up with all three plies being the same color, that will also be nice. Good thing I ordered more plying spindles already, because I have the Exmoor Mule I spun last month sitting in a plying ball, ready to go.

That’s this stuff:

That will be three-ply yarn as well. I have decided during these colder days (was 4°F yesterday morning), that I need to make some gloves to keep in my truck. That steering wheel gets cold. Maybe this yarn will be those gloves.

Comments (2)

LaurieMay 22nd, 2011 at 4:43 am

You spin some really lovely singles. I enjoyed hearing your impressions on different crimps, lusters.

derickJune 3rd, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Thank you! One of these days I might start thinking about spinning different kinds of yarn, but I’m in love with this semi-worsted look so much… heh.

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