April 15, 2013

Spinning - Summer Berries pt. 3

Spinning 8 oz of corriedale with a spindle takes a long time. At least it has for me. The balls are the plying balls ready for plying. I spun up the singles with the intent of making a 3-ply yarn. The larger ball is what I most recently spun up. The singles gave me a lot of trouble when wrapping the plying ball because one of the singles kept breaking. This is when I learned to do spit splicing, but I can't say I love that technique.

The spindle contains yarn made by chain plying the left over extra singles from the plying balls. I'm currently plying the yarn on this same spindle, which is getting very heavy. We'll see how long this last process takes.

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