Friday, July 6, 2007

First BFL donut done



I bought this BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) from Amy from Spunky Eclectic along with many others- called Triple Play batts. Each is made up of 3 colors and weighs less than 2 oz. This one was orange, bright raspberry pink and whitish pink. I had contemplated separating out the colors, but wanted to see what would happen if I divided it into 4 slivers and spun them end to end- 2 per bobbin. This is what I got. 170 yards of delicious sherbety barberpoled 2 ply yarn spun on an Ashford Traditional Wheel using a non-tensioned lazy kate.

13 comments:

judy said...

Yea!! Looks great Manise. I am so happy to see you online.

Laurie said...

WOW. That looks great! Photography, spinning, demonstration, description. And you aren't BLOGGING? Helllloooooooooooooo?

Margene said...

It looks good enough to eat...I'm thinking Popsicle! My wheel is calling me...this weekend! Well done!

Manise said...

Thanks guys- you are too kind. Feels good to be in the fold.

Probably Jane said...

That is very pretty - do you have any photos of or links to the batts before spinning? As a novice I'm just learning about the different presentations of roving and the variety of ways a spinner can treat them so I would be really interested to see.

cyndy said...

That is very yummy! Nice spinning!
Very "summertime" looking too!

Fiberjoy said...

Like Jane I too am curious to learn about the batt process. That yarn is beautiful!

Beth S. said...

Manise is blogging! Manise is blogging!

Manise is blogging! :-)

So that's spun on your Ashford, huh? No Schacht yet? I swear I am almost as anxious as you are, waiting for that wheel to come in... ;-)

Anyway, nice job! 170 yds is enough for a small project... maybe a pair of mitts (or even mittens)?

Kathy said...

It looks fantastic!! And great to see a post. xoxoxoxo

Manise said...

The batts were prepared by Amy of Spunky Eclectic (www.spunkyeclectic.com) called Triple Play batts and are 3 layers of color. The one above was orange on the outside, bright pink on the inside with a whitish pink sandwiched in between and then rolled up to make a donut shape. Unfortunately I did not get a photo of it before I spun it up. I do, however, have more and will make sure I photograph the fiber before spinning it up. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments.

Marcy said...

YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY! Nice bloggin'.

maryse said...

you aren't blogless anymore!!!!

Artis-Anne said...

Very , very pretty and summery too :)