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I'm tres tired but so far I've managed to get everything I was… 
28th-Jan-2006 10:48 am
I'm tres tired but so far I've managed to get everything I was supposed to do this week done.

First of all, if you like crazy yarn check out Moustache rides yarn It's sooooo pretty! *drool*

Speaking of yarn, look what I finally managed to get together in the same location!

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And so:

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It's shiney. It's pretty. It's soft. It's being a pain to spin with. And it's over spun, but I still love it!

I'm not sure if I should keep it as a single though. I originally intended to make it into a herringbone pattern scarf like my so called scarf which I really think looks best in unplyed yarns, but I've never knit with handspun singles before. I'm afraid of it becoming tangled since it's over spun, it falling apart since there are places where it gets super thin, and it becoming all pilled up because....well because. This is only the third yarn I've spun and I don't want to ruin it. So can all of the more experienced knitters or spinners please tell me: Am I being stupid and should just knit it as it is, is there a trick to knitting or spinning singles, or should I just bite the bullet and ply it?

Finally Me and yarn_tart(aprilly) are planning to take a spinning class with the Black Swamp spinning guild in Bowling Green at the end of February. It's only 20$ and they give you a drop spindle and fiber at the end! If you're in the area and want to learn to spin you might want to check it out.
31st-Jan-2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
That's some pretty yarn! What is it? (:wheedle: I need a fiber fix! *g*)

Re: Knitting with singles.......I prefer working with plied yarns, because the twist evens out and the yarn is...stronger (that's not the right word I'm looking for, but it'll do. Stupid head cold!).

You could knit straight from the spindle - if it's overspun, back spin the yarn off the spindle a bit; if it's underspun add twist. Might make for slow going, but it wouldn't hurt.
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