Saturday spinning update: Sweet Georgia

Last September when I got my wheel (at Just Knitting in Carleton Place) I also got some lovely SweetGeorgia superwash merino to spin up. This week’s braid was Stella:

Lovely, no? I divided it up into 4 equal amounts. The first one I split into tiny strips and spun for quick colour changes. The second one I split only into 3 strips and spun for longer colour changes. I did the same kind of thing with the third and fourth ones, but I spun it from the other end so it wouldn’t match up all the way along.

Then I got stuck. My laze kate handles 3 bobbins. I kept intending to call a friend to borrow a kate. One afternoon I realized that I still had my handy box lazy kate and so this is how I ended up creating my 4 ply yarn:

Here’s the result:

I’ve got about 210 yards in 120 grams of an amazing 4 ply yarn. I’ve got no idea how it’s going to knit up, but right now I’m happy to just admire it.

There have been no collections in┬ápockets this week (unless you count the 3 large rocks I removed from my daughter’s backpack), so here’s a playdough setup that I was told needed to be photographed:

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7 Responses to Saturday spinning update: Sweet Georgia

  1. joan says:

    Love it all!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Karen says:

    Wow! Very ingenious of you- love the results!!!

  3. Kim Evans says:

    Beautiful wool. You are an ingenious spinner. Very interesting playdough sculpture too.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Ah, the shoebox lazy kate. I’m familiar with that!

  5. Anja says:

    Brilliant idea, that box. I remember being impressed with it the first time I saw it already.

  6. fleegle says:

    Love the playdoh sculpture! And the yarn is lovely, too!

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