Sunday, 27 June 2010
I started with some merino, which was lovely and smooth, but I got too much twist into it. Learning fast, I then turned to some Corridale, which was quite difficult to draft, but made a lovely dark brown yarn. Then it was back to some merino, in purple this time, and that spun quickly and smoothly. I've now plied the Corriedale and merino together, and I just need to set it. I'm really pleased with the resulting yarn (even if the colours are a bit iffy together); it's a little bit slubby, but that will add texture, and there's quite a lot of it, which was a bit of a surprise.
So, where to next? I'm going to practice, practice, practice, until I really know what I'm doing, and having fun with different colour blends. And then I get to knit it all up, of course :)