Thursday, October 2, 2008

spinning failure

As you may recall, last Sunday I spun up some sample skeins from my new CVM.

I tried three different yarn weights.

Here, you see the three types:

fingering/sport, worsted, and bulky.

No, wait, that last skein isn't bulky.

What appears to be two strands of multistranded bulky yarn is really a woefully underplied attempt at something close to lace weight!

This is a perfect example of what happens when you are happily sitting in the sun, music on the radio, conversing with your honey, and
not concentrating on your spinning.

For my next trick?

Running the sad little skein of yarn back through the wheel.

Perhaps it can be repaired?


Rani said...

OOooooooooh! it's lovely! ANd I LOVE That warm gray color. It's so perfect for this time of year. And the quality looks good to me! (but I'm not a spinner . . . yet)

Lorraine said...

I've done that before! I was able to run it through the spinning wheel again but make sure you use some tension on the spindle. Mine ended up getting pretty snarled before I figured out that freely spinning spindles will over-rotate and then . . . ewwww!

My wheel is in mothballs at the moment. Too much sewing . . .