Aggravating and Not

Things that have contributed to my RSI pain in the past week: hockey, yardwork, housework, knitting, cooking, dogs, cat, husband, Guitar Hero 2, work, sleep, and the computer.

Thing that has not aggravated the RSI: spinning.

OK then.

grafton fibers batt
a Grafton Fibers merino poof
predrafted basket
a basket of pre-drafted fiber (half a batt)
a bobbin done and predrafted
one bobbin done, fiber for the second pre-drafted
completed 2 ply
it’s a 2 ply, sport to dk weight
fruit bowl
a bowl of fruit

I’m happy with it.

I split the batt in half, then pulled finger-width strips from it and pre drafted them into about 1/4-1/3 finger width. I spun two singles at 8:1 on my Lendrum, then plied the two singles together at 5:1. The resultant yarn is more purple than I expected, more balanced than I expected, and slightly thinner than I was going for.

It goes into the handspun basket until I am able to use it — I am thinking about using it in the yoke of a sweater.

Time to dive back into the fiber stash. I am finally working through it, and it feels good.

11 Comments so far

  1. Julie on July 4th, 2007

    I need a thesaurus to leave a comment here, I feel like I keep repeating myself but THAT YARN IS GORGEOUS!! Seriously! If we were closer (yeah, a lot closer) I’d be totally tempted to steal that bobbin from you. Wow!

  2. pixie on July 4th, 2007

    that spun up beutifully!

  3. Kris on July 4th, 2007

    Beautiful. Remember, if you can’t find a use for it, someone else could… *hint, hint*

  4. kristina on July 4th, 2007

    I love it! You make me to learn to spin.

  5. Deneen on July 4th, 2007

    It’s gorgeous, in a colorway I adore!

  6. Megan on July 4th, 2007

    okay, you can do THAT but hockey makes your RSI worse? i just don’t comprehend it…

    beautiful, though. stunningly beautiful.

  7. stacey on July 5th, 2007

    :) good thing spinning is the only thing you can do….could be worse! that yarn is beautiful – the deep blues and purples are so pretty

  8. Liz on July 5th, 2007

    So pretty! Those are such great colors, and you’ve combined them beautifully.

  9. Andrea on July 5th, 2007

    Lovely! It did have a lot of purple hiding in there, didn’t it.

    I *want* a Grafton Fibers batt! I *soooooo* regret not buying one in Rhinebeck when I was there, or making sure I made it to Seaport Yarns when I was in New York… stupid boyfriend for dumping me before I could do a proper yarn crawl!!! Do you know of anywhere that sells them online? I went to the Grafton Fibers site, but all of their retail links didn’t seem to list the batts for sale. (I could be blind… but I *did* look. Honest!)

  10. Teyani on July 7th, 2007

    that spinning looks fabulous!

  11. Holly Jo on July 13th, 2007

    Yarn looks beautiful! Everything blended together so nicely.