Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rainbow dilemma

This was my first again.
First locks, first carding.
I am not sure I did everything right, maybe this is the reason I am not quite satisfied with the result.
It was spinning with difficulties and ended up uneven and itchy (English Leicester).
In any case, I promised myself to try this again later with a different fleece. 

I spun the colours rendomly but I spun them too thin for using as singles. 
Need to ply.
My question is whether I should ply the wool on itself thus creating even crazier yarn or shoud I spun some natural wool singles and combine them with coloured ones?

1 comment:

  1. Your spinning is just gorgeous and your punis are adorable. I really need to learn how to do that.
    I just ply with the same crazy singles and somehow it all ends up looking just fine when it is knitted. It's always so much fun to knit to see how the colors change. I can't wait and always make a big swatch so I can play with it.
    It is sad that the easiest fibers to work with is the itchiest. Merino, Cormo and other soft wools are hard to wash and card. That itchy wool makes great mittens and gloves though that are perfect for snow. Lopi is my all time favorite outerwear wool and it is the itchiest thing ever-until it goes below 30.