Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two Ply, or not Two Ply?

Terrible, terrible, I know.  I just couldn't help myself.

Look, my second attempt at spinning yarn worked out much better:

I have since completed attempts No. 3 and 4 and they were even better.  Go figure.  I then decided to try plying because my yarn was finally spinning up a bit DK/worsted-ish (as opposed to ranging between lace and super bulky+).  Look how beautiful it is!  (Man, I feel like this is my child.  You know, the one everyone thinks is ugly except the parents?)

Once I wash it and hang it up to dry I will put it up in a skein to admire, and then probably ball it, and then skein it, and then ball it... you know, so that I have an excuse to keep fondling it.  And then I suppose I will knit with it, eventually.  It's only about 22 yards though now that it's plied.  I think I have at least 40 yards left of single ply yarn (my attempt number two and what is left over from number four, which apparently was significantly larger than number three.)

I do promise that I am not going to continuously post about my poor spinning skills.  I am just excited.  Up next, knitted projects!! (As this is a knitting blog.)  Stay tuned.


  1. Awww...it looks so cute all tied up with little bits of yarn! You're so funny. :-P

  2. yup...better buy a wheel...