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« on: January 17, 2013 08:12:42 AM »

525 yards of merino/bamboo/silk, 3oz on the nose.  It's really really thin on one end, and there is a section that is a bit heavier, but over all it's a lovely weight, that would probably work up nice on a size 1 or 2 knitting needle.  I started this yarn, intending it to be 3 ply, but 3 ply yarns are good for stitch definition, like when you are knitting cables, where 2 ply is best for nice open stitch patterns that lace knitting provides.  So 2 ply it is.  I've got 3 more oz to go, and considering this 3 oz took me the better part of 2012 to complete (mostly it just sat on the bobbin lonely, waiting to be plied) I might manage to complete it by new years day 2014!

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013 08:37:35 AM »

Wow! That is very pretty! I want to dive into it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013 08:38:08 AM »

gorgeous lace yarn bella Smiley  i love that colour...and the blend of merino, silk and bamboo sounds lush!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013 09:17:58 AM »

Your yarn looks gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013 09:23:19 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I felt so luxurious spinning it.  Such a beautiful blend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013 09:27:09 AM »

I always learn so much from your posts. I think you should finish the other 3 oz and make something dazzling with it, soon! Just because! Yay!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013 10:04:43 AM »

I wish there wasn`t so much on my plate at the moment.  otherwise I`d do that!   First things first, finish homework and get workbook handed in.  i`m making great progress with that. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013 11:13:48 AM »

This is gorgeous! Did you use a drop spindle?
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013 01:51:43 PM »

thank you! I spin on an Ashford Traveler.  i find drop spindles to not be effiecient for me, mostly because I have 3 small children, and dropping your spinning quickly on a drop spindle is impossible when someones decided to climb up the counter and the other pulls the chair away... LOL!
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*DROOL* That looks soooo luxurious!
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