Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's headline

"Joint venture completed; old and new technologies complement one another."

Now I'm ready for compliments! (Just kidding; I'm only reinforcing what I read on Pioneer Woman's homeschooling blog's most recent "Mean Ol' Schoolmarm.")

The last of Braveheart's roving, spun up on my Jenkins standard spindle,

set up unconventionally on my Jennie plyer to ply with the remaining Jacob singles on my HansenCrafts miniSpinner.

I wasn't sure which would run out sooner - room on my mS bobbin or one of the singles! Fortunately it was one of the singles - Braveheart's; I have a wee bit of Jacob left on the bobbin, as you can see.

My second skein of marled yarn (approx. 684 yards):

I remeasured the first skein, and it's actually longer (approx. 528 yds) than I first calculated - but shorter than #2 because of my inconsistent spinning. I'll have to take several WPI measurements on both skeins to determine if they can be used for the same project or not.

That's it for today from . . .

11 comments:

Kelly Bartels said...

Beautiful yarn....Oh, how I wish I could have more time for my leisure activities.

Nancy K. said...

Very pretty yarn. I love the sheen!

Tiggeriffic said...

You have magic finers~! What talent you have in spinning yarn..it is so beautiful and it looks like it will make a lovely garment or something..you girls amaze me with your spinning of yarn..and putting it on those big spools.
have a great day..ta ta for now from Iowa

Christine said...

Yes, the sheen is terrific. I've always preferred two color yarns. Very classy.

Laura said...

You can use them for the same project,just alternate balls every couple of rows. It's a great way to "even" things out!

Michelle said...

Thanks, everyone! Laura, can I keep both balls attached to reduce all those ends to weave in? Where is the best place to carry the yarn if I do that?

Molly Bee said...

OMGoodness! That came out great! Gorgeous! Please mail to me immediately because I need to feel it too!

Michelle said...

Maybe I SHOULD mail it to you, Molly Bee, because I've kind of hit a wall on what I should make with it!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Definitely deserves some compliments!!!

Just pick a spot to switch yarns - like a side "seam" - carrying up one row is no problem at all. Will never show :-).

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very nicely done!

melanie said...

Wow! That is some BEE-YOO-TIFUL yarn....