I managed to find some time for my spinning wheel – yay!
I bought this lovely fibre from the Knit & Stitch show in October (London) – mix of wool, shiny fibres and gorgeous textured pink flecks.
Oooh delicious colour changes and texture. After spinning I then plied it using the Navajo method.
I also got the chance to use my new Niddy Noddy. I did have to check out YouTube videos to see how to wind it – tee hee.
Gorgeous skein of yarn after washing and setting (approx Aran weight). Now to think what I will make with it. Possibly a small knitting bag?
Good evening. I have been itching to have a play on my spinning wheel for ages. I think that it’s been over a year since I last gave myself this treat. Last night I had a free evening – so I had decided to make some art yarn. I didn’t worry too much about even thickness and there were loose and overspun sections. I found that difficult to do as I panic if it doesn’t spin evenly – tee hee.
I used Botany Lap Waste from World of Wool. This is a surprise mix of fibres including Merino Wool, other wools and fibres such as silk, bamboo etc. Basically a lucky dip. I combined it with and shiny Trilobal Nylon in rainbow colours. I was really pleased with the results. The yarn ranges from about Aran weight to Chunky (UK). Now I need to decide what to make with it.
White fibre. I don’t know what it contains but it is a mix of off white and bright white super soft fibre. I think there is some Merino Wool in it.
Trilobal Nylon – this adds such sparkle.
Here it is before being plied. You can see that there are thick and thin areas, and some areas that are loose or overspun – I just ‘went for it’.
Finally I plied the yarn using the Navajo technique.