Sunday, November 23, 2008

Spruce Woods


I finished plying the Enchanted Knoll Farm "Spruce Woods." Here is another picture of the roving (posted long ago when purchased).

Here is the roving, split into blue and brown sections. I spun them separately and then plied together.

I had more blue than brown. To make the singles take half the roving, I took blue bits out of the blue pile until it was even. I split them into little pieces so that I could add them to the brown singles here and there.

Here are the singles. Note the the brown singles have little blue spots. That is not such a bad thing... In fact, I really liked the singles, and I considered keeping them as two yarns, but I decided to stick with the original plan.

I did a pretty good job of either separating the rovings in half, or spinning more or less evenly, or both. Or maybe beginner's luck? Here is all the "leftover" single I had after plying... not much!

Here is the plied yarn on the bobbin. That is a full bobbin! This is half of the roving, about 8 oz, so I had two bobbins like this.

And, the finished product... about 660 yards:


Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay


Knitting Mom said...

That turned out beautifully! I am contemplating learning to spin. This yarn on increases my temptation!

Michelle said...

Wow, what a cool way to spin up the yarn and get a consistently marled effect! I like it!

c said...

I love this! I saw your yarn on the Ravelry thread, but so late that there was no point in posting my praise to the thread. Great work, and thanks for sharing your process.