Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Out of Practice

Both at blogging and at spinning.

This little test hank is navajo-plied Blue Faced Leicester Top, Color Plum Toast by Frabjous Fibers. I bought it at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool in Sept '09 and dug it out when I went rummaging for something fun to spin. I definitely had some issues (singles broke a few times while plying. Grrr) but on the whole I like it. I think the rest of the fiber will be fun to spin and make a luscious yarn.

7 comments:

Cindy G said...

Pretty!

Christine said...

I love the color! I don't spin (wish I could, alas no room at all, and drop spindle doesn't appeal) but I am looking forward to seeing how this yarn develops, and what you make from it.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

It is pretty. Soft just makes it perfect.

quabdull

Leslie said...

Love that color!

Anonymous said...

I love the half-hour hat pattern, but I'm having trouble at the top, sewing the 4 points. What do you do when you reach the top of the hat? Do you stop sewing, sew in 1/4"? I've made 2 of them and still I don't like the way the top looks:(
Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Anonymous, you should end up with all the raw edges on the inside of the hat and an intersection of the two seams making a cross in the center top.

Batty said...

It looks really interesting. Mostly darker, with lighter patches... it doesn't look barber-poley at all. Mine always does, no matter what I try.