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1+1=1 : Plying 2 into 1 — 11 Comments

  1. That looked more like a glass of wine than a cup of tea on tge side…! Seeing the process of spinning and plying fascinate me, and given more time and fewer other interests it is something I would love to have tried myself…

  2. Jonathon, you have nothing to be ashamed of; that looks like wonderful yarn to me! Will either of you be weaving or crocheting it, or will you sell it in your croft store once you have it washed and blocked?

    • J > Thank you – you’re very kind!
      D > This yarn is slightly too thick for the pattern I had in mind ( a ladies Shetland lace scarf). But J is now spinning a similar yarn which is much more consistently the finer guage I need. I may well use these.
      J > The fact is that a hand-knitted garment made with hand-spun yarn and a luxury (ie more expensive) fibre, has got to be priced accordingly : the customer deserves everything about it to be excellent.

  3. SO many variables to take into account! And the product is beautiful–don’t be so hard on yourself, Jonathan! PS–Ms. Pickle is a very pretty girl but, then, she knows that, doesn’t she?

  4. I would really love to try spinning someday. I love the colors of the yarn. What a neat combination! I’m sure it’s “too grey” if it wasn’t what you were going for to start with, but it doesn’t appear that way to me at all!

  5. I really enjoyed this post. Almost made me feel like I was there. I can hear your voices in my head.
    The color I get from looking at the yarn is in the purple tones. That may be influenced by the Shetland grey.

    So glad the coasters (mats) are being put to good use.

    But I guess the big question on the yarn is – does Princess Pickle approve?!

    • J &D > We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Jacalyn : we had you in mind! Each of the 5 colours (including the Shetland) is 20% of the total weight, yet when plying the singles, yellow seemed to dominate. However, in the plied yarn, yellow may be prominent, but certainly not dominant : remarkably, there is no point at which yellow and yellow coincide. As to Pickle’s approval, well we’ll know if she finds them and settles down for a sleep on them!

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