Crafty Wednesday

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Since the spin in last weekend and the completion of the Tunis/FinnXJacob yarn, I stalled on spinning for a few days.  Last February, just before David took his stock of Green Dragon yarn and roving to Hawk’s Nest, he had the most luscious hanks of Random Colors-Merino for spinning.  He sold every last one of the ones he had made but since they were so popular, he made more for his shop.  A couple of weeks ago, I purchased one to try and it is so delightful to spin.  The one I purchased has rather muted colors, maroon, teal, camel with shades of lighter colors that blend into a wonderful single.  The Merino is so soft and the fiber is long enough to make the drafting smoother and consistent.  The colors of the single are interesting on the bobbin and I can’t decide what to do with it to not dilute the beautiful colors.  It could be Navajo plied, but that significantly reduces the yardage of finished yarn.  I’m afraid that plying two bobbins of it together will muddy the finished yarn.  Maybe I should ply it with a solid, fairly dark neutral.  The hank of roving is 100 grams.  My single is fine, so the yarn is going to be lightweight.

Spinner readers, any suggestions?

Tonight is knit night.  Jim is taking his motorcycle over to the dealer to get his Tour Pack installed and I am a bit leery of taking my car as the other day it acted as though the starter motor may be failing.  I guess if it does, I’m only a few hundred yards from the Honda dealer and Jim can come get me after knitting in his car once he gets home on his bike.

3 thoughts on “Crafty Wednesday”

  1. Muddy colors: it can be a real problem. I brightened a skein I did awhile back by adding some silk dyed with a bit of contrast to the roving, then plying. The brighter silk made it pop and it turned out to be a nice yarn.

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