Sunday, August 3, 2008

Touch Me!*

Maybe one of these days I'll stop looking at my hand-spun as a finished object and recognize the fact that one can actually take it a step further and knit with it (imagine!). But for now, it's another FO.

Here are the singles (Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino in Touch Me color way):

And (taDA!) the finished yarn:

I had a little left over at the end of one bobbin so I Navajo-plied the rest:

And here they are with some of the unspun fiber:

I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing how the colors change as you put them through the different steps - or techniques. So cool!

I think this is the finest and most consistently spun yarn I've made so far. I spun a touch over 4 ounces and came out with about 540 yards of 3-ply (470 regular ply and the remainder is the Navajo). With my lack of height, heck I could make a pair of thigh-highs with all of that yardage. Hmm...wool thigh-highs. Yeah, that's HOTT...

*I can only imagine what kind of searches that title's going to bring to this blog...

7 comments:

Nell said...

Well done! It is really neat to see how the roving changes to yarn and the color changes through plying. Thanks for showing us!!!

I have some crown mountain on the way. I hope it turns out as well as yours!

Danielle said...

Nice job! Your spinning is so even, and I love the colors.

Kathy in San Jose said...

Nice colors! I also like the labels you're using, rather than my little tiny labels, or the lack of labels on some of my handspun....

Toni said...

Ooh baby--wool thigh-highs.....you'd be starting a new fashion trend!

Wait--didn't legwarmers just come back in style....?

Cookie said...

Gorgeous!

Ya know, winter is coming. Wool thigh highs might be an idea.

Tiny Tyrant said...

it's gorgeous Rachel! I love it.

Jenn

Teenuh said...

oh em gee, that is beautiful!

I totally think you need some thigh highs. That would be hott. Then we could all touch you! bwahaha