Tuesday, July 8, 2014

TDF 2014 Day 4

 I started the day with two bobbins each about 3/4 full of Rambouillet singles.  It is a bit trickier to ply without treadling because you get into this counting thing to keep an even twist  when you are using a spinning wheel but I think I worked out my technique on the e-spinner and it is a bit hypnotic watching the singles build up their twist and then feeding it into the orifice........
 By afternoon I had one skein done and wound off onto the niddy noddy then skeined.
 By early evening the second one joined its mate.  The two skeins equal 481 yards of sport weight Rambouillet yarn.  I soaked them and they are now hanging to dry!  I think I lost a few ounces of their total weight in chaff while spinning this yarn if my lap was any indication!  I hope most of it has fallen out by now so I can knit it!  (This looks like it will make a good textured hat!)
During intermission, I remembered I had tried my hand at this bead weaving a long time ago and it was a disaster!   I found out my mistake and thought I would try again.  Like most weaving, tension can be an issue because I am drawing in on the sides but I am just going to go with it since it will be a bracelet and the selvages will not be such an issue! lol  My fingers are not coordinated enough to take this on as a new hobby but it is going to be nice to have one successful project done on this loom!

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the big finish!
    That beading looks interesting but if I bring one more hobby into this house The Mister will pack up and leave. I should mention that my soap making supplies showed up today. Lol.

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  2. That hat pattern will be perfect!

    Bead weaving is the one thing I have no desire to try. It looks too fiddly for me, but I love the results when someone else does it. :)

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  3. Did you dye these yourself? I want to start spinning again

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  4. Your bead weaving is so pretty. I've always wanted to try it.

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  5. You never cease to amaze me with how much you tackle!

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