Tuesday, January 22, 2013

From Batt to Finish

When I was at Rhinebeck, I bought a small amount of fiber to spin on my drop spindles. I only bought a little because I know it takes a long time to spin on a drop spindle. I bought the pink Romney from Into the Whirled that you've already seen, and I bought this batt from the Ulster County Guild booth:

The Polworth/silk batt is from byMelody, and while she doesn't have fiber in her etsy shop yet, she hopes to start selling it sometime this year. I had grown a little tired of all the white "practice" fiber I've been spinning and decided it was time for some color.
 Lots of color!
After I unrolled the batt, I divided it roughly along the color lines.
Then I divided each color section in half.
I predrafted each section and rolled it into little balls. Then I spun them, following the color progression of the batt onto two separate bobbins.
 (Here's the first start of the first bobbin, and then I forgot to take more pictures!)

I plied the two bobbins together, and I wound up with about 106 yards of this bright and colorful, sportweightish yarn:



Judy11 said...

I love it too and I am proud of your accomplishment1

Wool Free and Lovin Knit said...

very pretty --you are becoming quite the spinner!