Gratuitous Yarn Post

I wanted to share a few photos of my first successfully plied yarn. It’s 100% NZ merino wool in a colour which I don’t normally use, but I wanted to try out plying without the stress of potentially wrecking a multi-hour-well-spun fibre. Here is the spun yarn spread over two bobbins. These are each about 150yds of  fairly consistent lace-weight singles.

I made a 2-ply yarn and managed to cram the whole lot onto one bobbin, so there are no joins or knots. 
After a warm bath and a thwack over the laundry sink I hung the skein to dry in my sun-room window. I love watching it get fluffier and lighter as it dries in the breeze. 
Tadaa! All wound into a tidy skein, ready to knit. If I am honest, it is badly over-plied. The wool didn’t bloom as much as I had hoped as it is too tightly spun. But it’s very pretty and I am thrilled that I managed to learn something new on my own! I’m sure once it’s knitted into something small for a child to wear it will be absolutely fine.

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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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