Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spinning brightly

There has been very little time for anything but animal care around here lately, but I did manage to squeeze in a little spinning time over the weekend. I started on the really bright roving I dyed a few weeks ago and I'm loving it! I know that the resulting yarn is not likely to be knit into something I would wear, but it is going to make something wonderful because it is so soft and the colors are luscious. I seem to be using the word "cheerful" a lot these days as a descriptive adjective, but I can't help myself when I look at this on the bobbin. One of the most fun things about spinning is seeing what happens to the roving when it is spun and then, the change in appearance when the singles are plied together. I'm trying to hold firm and finish spinning all of it before I start any plying, but it's not easy! And, I know that if I give in and ply just a little bit, next thing I know, I'll be casting on stitches. Just, well, you know, so I can see what it looks like!

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