Friday, December 12, 2008

Serendipity

I squeezed in just enough "me" time this afternoon to finish plying the suri alpaca and "Allena's batt" singles (okay; and do this post). And no, I don't know what I'm going to make with this yet. When I have a chance to skein it, I'll see how many yards I have.

Anyway. I didn't weigh or measure either single before deciding to combine them. And since the alpaca top was spun on top of some brown llama, there was no good way to compare amounts on the two bobbins. Yet THISis all that was left of the singles from Allena's batt when I was finished. How cool is that?

That's it for now at . . .

6 comments:

Sharon said...

It's always nice to end up like that and I think the more we spin, the better we get at eye-balling our bobbins. I am always delighted when I get that close and know exactly how you feel.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very cool indeed :)

MiniKat said...

You planned that very well. Yes, I know you didn't really plan it. However in times like these I sometimes act like one of the cats with the "I meant to do that" mentality.

Delighted Hands said...

The yarn is so pretty! I paused to consider left over on a bobbin.....I always use all of the singles by winding the end onto my hand and then joining the end where the first single runs out and then plying it back on itself so I use all the single up......someone showed me that when I first started spinning and I never thought about 'wasting' any of my fiber--give it a try next time!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Usually I make a two-ply out of one single by make a center-pull ball and plyiing from both ends; never any leftovers that way! But if I self-plied that last little bit, it would be darker than the rest that was plied with a strand of white. It really doesn't bother me to have that little dab on the bobbin -- makes it easier to start spinning the next new fiber!

A :-) said...

Well done! I love it when I guess well on the amounts on the bobbins like that and only have a weeny bit left on one :-)