Friday, May 25, 2007

Dandy Lions Yarn


I finished up the spinning for my shawl, so I get to move on to something new!

This is colorway "Dandy Lions" in superwash merino from the Spunky Eclectic Fiber of the Month Club. It is spinning up at around 10 wpi though I am having a hard time spinning consistently. Maybe because the merino is so lofty, the slightest change in grist seems to have a big bearing on the diameter of the yarn. Does anybody have any tips for me? I couldn't even even spin a consistent length long enough to use for a sample card.

This is my first time spinning with superwash, and my first time spinning with merino. The superwash gives almost a papery feeling while I draft, but the finished yarn is pleasant and oh so soft.

I am posting today because tomorrow I am going to my first fiber festival....Great Lakes, in Wooster, OH. I am soooo excited. :-) My sweet DH is taking me, and it is a good thing, because he will restrain me from clearing out our checking account! LOL.

3 comments:

Margene said...

Superwash needs more twist. Spin slowly, twist more.

Donna B said...

Thanks, Margene. I will try putting in more twist and see if that helps. I was actually trying to keep the twist down to spin a lofty yarn, so that may be part of the problem.

cyndy said...

The colorway is so pretty! I've not spun superwash- so I am learning along with you! Great tip- Margene!