The spinning has gone well! Before and after the chaos of Ryker’s emergency I was able to spin up and ply the Forlorn fiber.
I love to see full bobbins! As I mentioned in the first spinning post I split the 4 oz into 2 equal parts and spun them on 2 bobbins…here they are hanging out on my lazy kate waiting to be plied…and I can never wait too long to ply! It’s like knowing you have a big chocolate cake in the fridge…you just have to eat it or it will taunt you!
So ply I did!
I have a big fun plying bobbin on my lendrum which I ply EVERYTHING….the regular bobbins are just too small. I spin quite tight yarns so I almost always ply on the lowest ratio. This is probably one of my more relaxed plied skeins. If I am plying something much bulkier I will move up a ratio just so I don’t over ply, but to be honest I usually control my plying with my treadling speed.
So here she is..Forlorn all finished! She’s a worsted/bulky weight yarn with 186 yards. All washed, set and ready to knit! Now just to find a pattern.
In the comments Kate asked:
If you were to pre-draft the fiber after pulling off the long skinny pieces, then that would give you thinner yarn, right?
Yes, if you pull off long skinny pieces pre drafting would help you spin thinner, but thicker pieces would still be thicker..for me anyways. I know lots of people that can spin laceweight from a thick sliver!
When you are working on a thin yarn the most important part of spinning it it your finger control and how much fiber you draft out.
Happy Spinny Monday!!
ETA: I just updated the Yellow Brick Road Stocking kits and noticed the Wicked Kits are low…I will dye more this week and they will be re stocked next week! Thanks so much for loving the kits!