I finished plying the last of my yarn!
I was originally going to call this an FY (finished yarn) instead of an FO, but then I immediately thought to myself, "For Your what?" and then I couldn't think of anything yarn related for the "I", so I dropped that idea.
Anyway, the first three pictures were taken at night, so the color is pretty bad.
Here it is still on the spindle:
And pre-wash. Look how curly it is!:
Doesn't it look intimidating from this angle?:
I don't know how much it weighs because I don't own a scale, nor do I own a niddy-noddy or skein winder, so it was a bit difficult to measure yardage as well. I used this super inaccurate method of using my umbrella swift and attempted to size it so that one wrap all the way around was equal to 1.5 yards. Then I wound the cake back onto the swift and then actually counted how many times the yarn wrapped all the way around it. Not so accurate, but close enough for my needs.
If you're curious, I have an estimated yardage of 245yds, 12 wpi. I'm not sure what any of that says about the actual weight of the yarn, but I would say it's sport/dk/light-worsted-ish (I know, super specific).
With a penny... for luck? (but really for scale):
I'm really excited to make something with this yarn. I don't actually know what fiber it is other than "wool", but it's not the softest thing in the world. Any ideas for what I could do with it?
I'm excited to make my next yarn even better. This one seems a little bit, well, no, you know what? I take that back. I was going to say it seems insubstantial (in the sense that it lacks substance, duh) and I was going to say that maybe it has to do with the amount of twist I put in the singles and consequently the plying, but I think it has more to do with the way I was drafting. It's not dense because my singles were somewhat airy (semi-woolen drafting). However, does anyone know, if I were to put more twist into my singles (something that, judging by how much twist I had put in these, seems unnecessary) and then more twist in my plying, would I get a denser, sproingier yarn? I mean, don't get me wrong, this is plenty sproingy, I was just curious.
Anyway, as there are no actual flowers here yet and thus I feel a little bit left behind with everyone else posting pictures of flowers on their blogs, I will leave you with this yarn flower:
Oh, also (I'm still here), I'm really sorry that I sucked so badly about getting back to people and replying to comments on my previous few posts. Sometimes I just have no way of tracking you down and I'm sorry about that. Also, Paul, I never got back to you, but I think crocheting little colorful squares to brighten up a rather dull day/season is a great idea. However, I don't really know how to crochet beyond the basics, and to be honest, I'm having enough fun with knitting. (Although I did crochet a little tiny owl head once, it was cute.)