All Spun Up

Last night was Halloween.  So Paul and I went out to dinner.  It’s become a tradition since we live on a street with not many houses and no one comes to the door anyway.  The kids that live on the street go down to the village where they get way more bang for their buck (or way more candy per square mile).  We got to see all the costumes while driving through the village to get to dinner and, this year, at the mall where we needed to make a stop.  And since we were nearby, we went and trick-or-treated at my mother-in-law’s house and got a pack of oreos.  And an Almond Joy from a doodlebug’s pumpkin – they were there, but already out of their Superman and Ladybug costumes.  Booooooo.

The Jacob roving purchased from The Spinning Room booth at Rhinebeck is all spun and plied up:



(I just realized how terrible these pictures are.  They looked ok on the phone, but not when they got to the computer.)

This is the result of plying two “singles” or two strands of yarn together, which previously looked like this:002 (2)

I ended up with about 200 yards of what I think is about a worsted weight yarn.  I haven’t measured my wraps per inch yet, but given that I got 200 yards out of 4 ounces, that would be about right-ish.

Here it is washed, hung to dry and skeined up:

jacob handspun oct 2013 (2)

And in balls, ready for knitting!:

jacob handspun oct 2013 (3)

It looks so different in each form.   I think this is destined to be a pair of mittens. Get in line with the other yarn, Jacob.  Bring on the pretty red roving for me to spin next.

And in case you were wondering, my Umaro blanket is coming along.  Only twenty-three more rows to go and you’ll have some finished pictures to view.  For now, suffice it to say, it’s keeping me warm while I knit:


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