Tuesday, January 22, 2008

finishing up

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I've been plying, skeining and finishing the last of the bobbins from the pound of Romney that I spun on the Great Wheel.

I decided to block the yarn while drying. I use a pair of antique wire sock forms for this method....although there are a number of things you can use that will do the trick. Whenever I hang my skeins, I always remember what Katy Turner suggested....

A convenient blocking method from Katy Turner: "The skeins are suspended between two dowels or sticks. The upper dowel is hung from a clothesline, chairbacks or shower rod, and the lower one is weighted with plastic bottles containing water or jogging shoes. Not your own, somebody else's, because they get wet."

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks lovely!

Judy said...

So is it all done? How much did you get and what are your plans for it? It is beautiful.

Joanne said...

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Sharon said...

Your Romney looks great. Love the advice of using someone else's jogging shoes!! Great idea!

fiberjoy said...

Nice balanced yarn. Stats? Yardage?

Beth S. said...

Wow, you spun a whole pound of fiber on a walking wheel?... That's a lot of back-and-forth. I guess you got your exercise. :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That blocking method is a hoot. I hope you used someone elses shoes. tee hee...

The yarn looks beautiful.

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