Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Unreasonably Boastful Post Ahead

Alternate post title: The Longest Four Ounces of My Life
To say I am quite pleased with myself wouldn't go nearly far enough. I've finished up with most of the 4.1 ounces of 70% merino/30% tencel roving, dyed by Sandy of Sandy's Palette, that I got at the Alpaca Festival. I haven't measured yet, but I think this qualifies as lace weight.
edited to add: measured approx 720 yards in about 100 grams. Skinny!


On the Niddy Noddy


The Money Shot

This was a very slow spinning project. The fiber needs constant vigilance because the moment I let down my guard, the strands would slip on through my fingers. It was definitely a learning project.



The plying alone took hours last night. I took these photos before-bath. I'll do more on a brighter day, once the skein is washed and ready to pose.

Meanwhile, here's an iris:

17 comments:

Bezzie said...

It is quite pretty, but wow, yeah that would take some watching. I'm enjoying the "zone out" fun of spinning right now ;-)

YarnThrower said...

It looks perfect!! Do you have plans for the yarn?

(No spinning for me until 2018, and that's the story I'm sticking with, though you make it look so inviting.....)

Michele said...

Beautiful! How satisfying when the hard work produces such excellent results.

Lynn said...

Yow!

Carina said...

Niiiiice! You're making me think of picking up that stressful laceweight again. Maybe it's not as bad as I think.

Jessica said...

Beautiful spinning. How many yards do you have?

Kitty Mommy said...

Wow! It ain't bragging if it's true!

clarabelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous yarn - beautifully spun! I'll be interested to see what you're going to knit with it...

MollyBeees said...

STUNNING!!!!! Great job!

Leslie said...

Mmm, the colors of that yarn are gorgeous!

Cindy G said...

Oooooh pretty! The yarn and the iris are both just beautiful.

Karen said...

That is some seriously stunning yarn.

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Oh goodness that is gorgeous!! It's too bad you don't sell your yarn. *drool* heh I'm on a mission to find the perfect laceweight yarn on etsy. I am just having no luck but I do believe your yarn would have tempted me. Man if I get the new house I'm going to have to get a wheel and learn how to spin. Maybe in 10 years I'll be able to make something as pretty as that. heh

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. Freakin' WOW. That's some delicate spinning!

Mitchypoo said...

That is really beautiful hand spun! Love it!

Emily said...

Whoa!! Very very beautiful!!

Terby said...

Wow. That's beautiful and even spinning.