Tuesday, June 17, 2008

passing through

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I've been working with a Rambouillet/Karakul sample that I received from Cathy, ah...I don't remember when. (I really need to start taking better notes.) It was already washed, so I just teased it out.

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Spun on the Ashford Traditional..supported long draw....forgot to check the ratio. I was curious to find out the yardage of my singles.

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Wound off onto the nod (which seemed to take for-evv-vah)!

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but wound up to be eight-hundred and something or other yards of thread that passed through between my thumb and index fingers.

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...and weighed in at a little over 5 ounces.

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I kept a sample for my notebook. These little cards and envelopes are great for slipping a lock and a bit of spun yarn into....along with my incomplete notes on the reverse side.

16 comments:

elizabeth said...

Very pretty. Lace? Or weaving?

pacalaga said...

Lovely! How do you fill your bobbin so evenly? Mine always ends up lumpy.

Judy said...

Love the color. What do you have planned for it?

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Yummy! I love the color and the weight. Any project in mind for it yet?

cyndy said...

humm....I think I see this heading for the dyepot....it needs to simmer on the back burner for a spell....

The Gingerbread House said...

Beautiful looking yarn, you have done a good job spinning it...what will you make from it? ....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am always amazed that you can take a bit of fluff and come up with some beautiful yarn.

cindy said...

Love the final yarn.Smart move keeping a sample. What will you make with the yarn?

Leigh said...

Interesting! Is it a blend or a cross? Lovely color, but I'm curious about the hand as those are such different breeds.

cyndy said...

(see what I mean about taking better notes!) It is a cross.

The hand is surprisingly soft...but there is not as much memory in the yarn as one would think.

As for the project...humm..there is a great search tool on Ravelry- where you can search patterns by the yardage of yarn required ;-)

I'll be looking...

Cathy said...

That is a 2007 shearing so...must have sent it to you last fall (??) I have a Karakul/Shetland fleece from 2008 - it's interesting, too. I dyed some fleece greens/blues and spun that - I don't know what I'm going to do with it either.

One of these days I'll find the perfect rambo and share with you. Black Pines Sheep is just to the east of me and they have wonderful sheep. Could be worth a trip.

KnitChick said...

GORGEOUS!!! What a fun fiber to spin! And dyeing it will make a beautiful probably heathery yarn with all that gray in there... I haven't been brave enough yet to spin a laceweight single and just leave it as a single. Maybe one day...

Tam said...

What beautiful yarn! I'm so glad I'm learning to spin and hope one day to get yarn almost nearly as nice. All your work is so pretty Cyndy.

Beth S. said...

Now that's an intriguing fiber blend--one soft and fine, one strong and much coarser. I'll be curious to see what you use it for.

fiberjoy said...

It's lovely yarn! I'm curious as to what this will end up being.
I like your sample idea.

annmarie said...

what a beautiful yarn you made there! I wonder if, by now, you've dyed it or decided to leave it?

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