Sunday plying would be a more accurate title.
I finished spinning singles from the lovely blue hand-dyed top from Holly Spring Homespun on Friday night. I let the bobbins sit quietly for a while, and then plied the singles today.
This wool made some very pretty yarn! Kathy, that was a great dye-job you did!
Approximately 350 yards, worsted weight. It’s soft and lovely, and enough for a big cozy scarf.
One of my favorite parts of spinning is winding the yarn off the bobbin onto a niddy noddy.
There’s something about taking yarn that you have spun and running it through your hands as you wind it on the niddy noddy that is immensely satisfying. I love looking at at and the feeling of it as it runs through my fingers. I’ve got lots of skeins of handspun that I can’t bring myself to knit up — I sort of feel like they are complete as they are, being skeins. Maybe I’ll get over it and actually knit up this yarn.
On Saturday morning, I spun up half the “Autumn Spice” roving that will become yarn for Phyl. I love this colorway.
Some Knitting Was Accomplished
I didn’t finish Mermaid, but I finished the first sleeve.
I also made a good sgtart on the second sleeve — it’s more than half done. I plan to do some serious knitting this evening, so I ought to make some good progress.
I’m off from work this week — yay! — and tomorrow night my Tuesday-Lunchtime-Knitting-Group is coming for a potluck dinner. Should be fun!