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« on: March 25, 2008 03:34:11 PM »

OK... so I admit it. I am impatient. This is my second plied yarn. Really, my second skein of yarn. I posted my first a couple months ago. (Yes, I take breaks and pick up way too many new hobbies, so I have to share the time)I really love the look of this yarn. I's mostly heavy worsted with accidental bits of chunky throughout. It looks like I spun it that way on purpose. But I didn't. I was actually going for even yarn!!
I also think I overspin. My yarn is just a bit "firmer" than the handspun I didn't spin myself. I tried spinning it less... it pulled apart. More... too firm. Some places are perfect, some aren't. But I love it and I did it myself. I'm just hoping that I can master this soon!!!
It's top dyed by fatcat knits.

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008 04:14:52 PM »

i love the colors!
Great job on spinning, it just takes a lot practice and twice as much patience.  Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008 07:33:27 PM »

Oh! I think it's beautiful!! Great job, really

« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008 10:28:21 PM »

I'm just like you with the overspinning.  I need to find the balance! 

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008 12:59:10 AM »

Spinning even takes practise and patience, but I like the look of yours probably even more, I'm more of an uneven kind of girl... Tongue


« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008 06:43:53 AM »

I love the colours!  I have the overspinning/overplying problem too tho  Wink
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008 08:41:12 AM »

I think I've finally overcome my overplying issues.  It takes a lot of self control not to twist the heck out of it tho!

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008 08:43:18 AM »

Great job!

I actually like the look of a yarn that has more tpi when plying than less.

Spin-Off has a great article about plying and cabling in their latest issue

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008 11:29:21 AM »

Frankly... I think it looks fantastic! Speaking as a new spinner and fairly experienced knitter, I think it's just fine if handspun yarn has some unevenness to it. After all it's handmade and not mass produced! And it's only your second skein? Fantastic job!

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008 06:02:07 AM »

I "overply" all the time.  But then when I go back and spin a "balanced" yarn, I hate the way it looks.  So my "solution" to the overplying/spinning thing was accepting that I just liked to do it that way.

As for the evenness, patience is the answer there.  Try predrafting alot, and then just go slow, and anytime you hit a chunky spot, just stop, pinch it off and untwist it a bit, pull it apart to thin it down and then let the twist back in and a little more.
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