Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pretty Skeins All in a Row

Wendy, Wendy, please don't tarry
How does your spinning go?
With bamboo silk and oreo
And pretty skeins all in a row

A special thanks first to all the new visitors who commented on the spindle lesson. I was thrilled to see the comments! I hope you'll all come back soon.

In the meantime, here's what I was up to this weekend (yes, I know it's Thursday, but things had to dry!)

I finished a bamboo silk/wool 2-ply. This is designated for my husband's scarf this winter. I have another skein or two to complete ... and I must say that bamboo silk is a bitch to spin ... its very slippery. Here it is doing its impression of ramen noodles:

And here it is all dried and ready to knit once the whole batch is done.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to present to you the most wonderful wool in the world (drumroll please...). OREO.

I found this wool at my LYS. Yes, it's true I need a 12-step program but I just couldn't resist this. I bought a whole 20 ounces and got down to it. I'm not even halfway done. But Oreo, who I believe is a Corriedale, is going to be my next sweater project.

The skeins on the top have been washed and hung to dry (see how they puffed up?) and the two on the bottom were just plied last night.

I don't think I'm going to have biasing problems this time because there's no extra twist that I could see in the drying process. Dummy me, I hadn't yet soaked that other wool before I started knitting it into that swatch. Then I read the new issue of Spin Off, which has a whole article dedicated to charged singles. I'm torn over whether to set the twist or knit it for a zig zag.


Beth (big geek) said...

YAY!!! Another spinner! Looking forward to your spinning adventures.

eunny said...

Boy, it's amazing how the stuff blooms when it's washed.

10 ounces of Corriedale sounds good to me!