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Monday, August 9, 2010

More or Less

Today's post is dedicated to the colour blue--more or less. I'm still trying to spin my way out of accumulated piles of fibre. Last night I had a look at another bag of wool tops. They were mostly shades of blue. I'd obviously put them together for something or other some time back--I'm not at all sure what or when. I decided to just go with the flow. I added a few more bits of colour to bring the quantity up to about 100g. Then I split up the colours; distributed them randomly in a pile on the corner of my big table and started spinning. Here's how it looks this morning: Everything from light pepermint through to purple--and I've just spotted a stray strand of red in the pic that shouldn't be there at all. I'll navaho ply this bobbin-full, probably tomorrow.

I was going to give an explanation of Navaho plying, since I fielded a few questions last time I mentioned it, but I got myslef into a total twist with words trying to explain the process. So I've deleted that paragraph and instead leave you with a promise to expain it another day.

3 comments:

Dee said...

ooooh those colours and the combo looks yummy. and the spinning is so even. :)

Textile Tragic said...

Thanks--It's plied now and looks more chunky, which is one of the fun things about navaho.

Knitspingirl said...

I'm always a little surprised by just how much a spun yarn can bloom when you ply it. I spun a chunky single the other day (more by accident than design - the roving had felted somewhat) & when plyed it was SO much thicker than I expected.