Slater's Knitting Weekend
Happy Earth Day!

Spindling

 

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Last winter, when I was packing up my booth at the NETA SPA, I found a beautiful mini batt sitting brightly on my work table.  It was a sweet gift from Josette of Enchanted Knoll Farm.  I can't tell you how happy that thoughtful little gift made me.  I carried the batt around in my project bag for a few weeks before deciding how I would spin it.  

I decided to use my Modular Spindle (Ledbetter, of course) and make a single, spinning the colors in sequence.  As it was a very little batt, under an ounce, I spun two more cops of a beautifil soft BFL / Silk blend from my stash.  

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That spindle is very special to me.  Ken made it from my own spauted maple, cut and milled at home.  I've had that wood drying for over ten years.

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The three singles were wound together into a plying ball to keep the tension equal.  

Plying ball

I love the way a plying ball looks..all the singles so orderly.

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It was a cold day.  The idea of sitting at my wheel in the sunny window was too good to pass up.  Wheel plied.. on my Dixon!

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It ended up to be 180 yds. of a 3 ply dk wt yarn.  Now, what to do with it?

Comments

How pretty! Thanks for sharing your work flow.

Looks wonderfully relaxing!

Nice! And I like the view of the spalted maple, too. I have some chestnut drying....

Very pretty, both spindle and yarn, waiting to see what you decide on, :), no pressure :)

What a great little skein and beautiful spalted maple spindle (and Dixon too). I have a lighter lace weight one from Spindlewood. Got the next to last blank after Cate flashed hers. I have my Modular Spindle on my computer desk and was spinning some SPA fiber of yours while reading this post-lol.

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