Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Navajo Plying

I finished Navajo plying half of the BFL I’ve been working on the past few days. I was planning to spin this into thin singles for a three ply fit for socks. I think I may have been a little too thick - because I ended up with 136 yards for 2 ounces. I’m still going to finish the second half and I will still knit socks with it, but I will have to use another yarn for the cuff, heel and toes. I think a nice solid blue or green will set it off nicely.

Here's a mosaic of the life cycle this yarn went through: Roving, singles, and Navajo plied:

Phases of Spinning

This is Three Irish Girls roving - purchased at the Homespun yarn party. Speaking of the Homespun yarn party! I just remembered I never posted pics of the fun! I think it's probably because I took my "small" camera. I have to hunt down the cord and upload those soon!

11 comments:

CiCi and CAJtalk said...

wow.. this is fabulous!.. You are a spinning Goddess♥ I would love to see your photos from the Homespun Party.

Shelby said...

Beautiful! Both the roving and the spinning. Love the plying- it looks incredible. I'd also love to see the pics of the Homespun Yarn Party! I didn't get much chance to look around. It was so much fun though!

Jinann said...

Love the colors! The spinning looks great!

Trillian42 said...

Pretty stuff! I love the color combination!

gnomegarden said...

So lovely Jody.

Monika said...

This is an interesting color combination with the brown in it! I signed up for the Three Irish Girl's sock yarn club. I don't think I knew they are selling roving as well.

Stacey said...

I always love seeing the difference between the roving and finished yarn! Love the bold colors of this one!

bysarah said...

It is GORGEOUS. And I think you still have enough for socks, just knit them on bigger needles - like size 3 or 4 if the yarbn is a little bigger.

knitfriendly said...

Great job! Your spinning always inspires me. :)

maitai said...

gorgeous yarn! did you buy yarn and roving from "three irish girls?"

Ava said...

Hi! Love this Three Irish Girls roving. Will there be other Homespun Yarn parties?