Saturday, March 15, 2008
Take some of this...
... and a little of this
add some twist
and you get
specs for those who care about such things:
fibres - Bendigo Woollen Mills Readyspin in Delta [ the slightly mauve blue] - merino maybe - and unlabelled purple/aubergine roving - looks hand dyed or painted - given to me with the Ashford by the always lovely Lisette
worsted spun on the Sheridan MacArthur and plied without benefit of the Lazy Kate, cos it's off having R & R [ rest and restoration ] at Chris and Maz's.
Having the spools flying around on the floor is probably not best guarantee of anything remotely resembling even tension so I'm going to try the "spools threaded on knitting needles poked through a cane basket" approach with the next lot ... which I would've done this time if I'd thought of it ... but that's what happens when you do stuff on a scorching hot day when you have a slightly under-medicated migraine.
anyway it's on the NiddyNoddy so I'll come back with another photo once it has a bath/set and we'll see if I got away with the somewhat random plying
finished weight averages out to somewhere around sock weight with occasional deviations into 4ply/fingering.
Readyspin is an apt although incredibly boring name, but it's gorgeous, gorgeous stuff to work with IMHO. Drafts out like a cloud.
It was about $32 a KILO [ that's 2.2 lbs ] at the Mill.
Compare it to similar stuff on Ebay for $6 -$8 per 100 grams. Scary if one actually stops to work out the equivalent per kilo price of $60 - $80 but I guess it all comes down to how much of a particular fibre you want. A kilo is a heck of a lot and I would have to factor in the petrol if that was the only reason for the trip to Bendigo.
btw if you're still with me
I'm still migrainey-braindead so if you have a better naming suggestion I'll be happy to entertain the notion. I might even give it wine-and-nibblies.