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Shetland Two-ply

Debbie and I took a spinning lesson with Linda at Rainy Day Creations.  It was great fun.  I didn’t feel stupid and learned exactly what I needed.

Linda taught me how to use the whorls on my Joy Wheel to better spin the yarn I wanted.  I actually managed a two ply Worsted weight with this Louet shetland wool.  I only got fingering weight before this.

Even more important, she taught me to lean back in the chair and relax as I spun.  I remember vividly watching Burgl do this and marvelling.

You know when you buy a skein of yarn and it is the pits to wind because of a glitch at the factory.  The yarn has one strand wound differently from all the others and this tangles things annoyingly.  The marker marks this strand on the skein I wound.

I’m going to be much more tolerant about this in the future.

More later–

Shetland wood top from Louet spun S worsted, plied Z

124 yds. That’s all I know.

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One Response

  1. I love Shetland…

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