Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Skeined!

 I finished plying last night-a nice full bobbin of Alpaca!  Alpaca Top - D-RV-13-0014
 I washed it right away and hung it to dry.  BTW, the skein winder is working wonderfully-no pain from using the niddy noddy is a wonderful way to end each skein!
 Curled up and ready for a label because...
 ...no matter how many times you think you will remember what a skein is and how much yarn is there----YOU DON'T!
And we have one sock done and another on the needles~

6 comments:

  1. Is that the skein winder you got at the antiques mall?

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  2. I learned the labelling lesson with quite a few white woolly samples - that all looked the same after a few weeks:) also with naturally dyed yarns and fibres - at first I really did remember all the lovely colours, but after several years of dyeing - it could be just about anything:) and I do like angora - what I don't like is the fact that it flies everywhere and attaches to everything but leather or silk! I like the grey - I only found white angora on offer here! can't believe that the silky looking banana fibres can feel anything but smooth!

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  3. Very nice! Good idea to label it too!

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  4. Woo hoo! That's a fabulous finish. A skein winder, huh? Awesome. I hate using my niddy noddy. I goof it up all the time.

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  5. You're right -- we rarely remember the details the way we think we will!

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  6. Boy, you aren't kidding, there. Even bags of fiber need labels or you look at it, feel it and say, well, it's a long wool, so... Labels are our friends!

    That alpaca looks beautiful. Are you going to leave it white or dye it?

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