Archive for December, 2018

Sky Gloves

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

When Angela gave me my spinning wheel she also gave me some fibre to use including this lovely braid from Yummy Yarns for after I’d had some practise ;o)

It’s a beautiful soft mix of merino and tencel which has been hand painted. So pretty!

I laid it out to find the colour repeats and then split the braid into 4 matching pieces. I figured if I spun each of the 4 and plied pairs together I could probably get the colours to all line up :o)

2 pieces all pre-drafted and ready to spin :o) My hands never move as fast as my feet once I’m in front of the wheel and I find a thorough pre-draft really helps me make consistent yarn :o)  I dealt with both pieces I intended to ply together at the same time to try and ensure a similar thickness after drafting.

This is certainly my finest spinning to date and I really love the shimmer from the tencel :o)  It was absolutely beautiful to spin :o)

Plied together you can see the colour repeats aren’t quite lining up, but it’s pretty close ;o)

All finished! :o)  Washed, snapped and ready to knit with :o)

It seems I forgot to actually take any measurements of this yarn… so I can’t tell you how many yards I made, but I can tell you that it’s my first DK weight yarn! Woo! :o)

Shortly after finishing my spinning, Nikki complained about cold hands and liked the colours so I made her a pair of gloves :o)  The colour sections are more subtle now it’s spun and knit than it appeared in the braid, but they’re definitely there :o)  These only used about half of the yarn so I might have to make another pair with the rest :o)