Spinning

Spun, plied, and skeined

My Deep Blue Sea spinning project is done! Well, almost done. I still have to give the skeins a bath. But the spinning is finished, the singles have been plied, and the yarn has been skeined. Remember how it all started?

So much blue!
So much blue!

I combined lots of different blue fibres (BFL, merino, silk, bamboo, milk protein, and more) and created a huge set of rolags.

It overflows!
It overflows!

After spinning several rolags, I was able to close my suitcase again. And I continued spinning between the Sock Madness knitting (three pairs of socks) and knitting for a swap (fingerless mitts).

Blue spinning wheel
Blue spinning wheel

A couple of days ago I finished spinning the rolags. I used 21 spindles to spin more than 400 grams of fibres. My biggest spinning project ever (both for wheel and spindle spinning)!

Plied on my jumbo bobbins
Plied on my jumbo bobbins

Yesterday and the day before that I spent a lot of time plying. I filled up three jumbo bobbins and the yarn is looking rather consistent.

3 skeins of yarn, 1274m/423g
3 skeins of yarn, 1274m/423g sport weight

This morning I would the yarn unto the niddy noddy. The thickness is quite similar overall, some parts are a bit thinner than sport weight (more like a heavy fingering weight) and some are slightly thicker. But I think it will not be very noticable when knitted. I now have three pretty skeins and over 1200 meters to work with! Next step: find a nice cardigan pattern (or create one myself).

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