Jillian’s Spinning: When Will I Learn to Keep Track?
This past weekend I had another lesson in why I need to keep track while I’m spinning. I need to spin a 2-ply woolen yarn and a 2-ply worsted yarn from the same fiber for my next Knittyspin column. I spun four bobbins, 2 of woolen singles and 2 of worsted singles. I was sure I could keep track of which was which, even though it was night and I was watching the second season of Game of Thrones. (I hope the sound effects person for GoT wins awards, because it wouldn’t be so visceral and gross without all of those squishy fighting sounds.)
I matched up bobbins and plied. And what did I get? Two 2-ply samples of WoolenandWorsted.
You can really tell looking closer. There’s a section of pink and blue – one ply smooth, one ply fuzzy. It’s Corriedale.
I could have unplied and replied, but what a mess. I respun. This time I spun two singles and plied straight away, instead of having four bobbins sitting around, tempting fate. Much better.
I sincerely hope that one day I will learn not to rush and to mark my yarns within a micron of their fuzzy little hearts .
Did any of your learn any hard spinning lessons this weekend?
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com