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I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

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I finished something!


Posted at 18 Mar 2011 04:11:17 PM

I finished something!

Well, half of something. Technically I still need to knit something from it ;-)


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70% Merino/30% Tencel from Dyeabolical.
8oz
846 yards, 2 ply
~14wpi after washing

It's not perfectly consistent, as fine as I'd hoped nor is it as tightly spun and plied as I'd like. I'm still learning a lot about how much twist makes it past the orifice on my wheel. (Stay tuned for the spam comments after -that- sentence!) I like to think that I learned a lot in the course of spinning this, and the Polwarth that I'm working on now is looking much more consistent.

I'm rather paranoid that although I've signed up for Stringtopia, I'm not "good enough" to be going. I know that I'm better on spindles than on the wheel, but we'll be using both and I don't want to fall on my face in front of so many people who are fantastically amazing at this craft. The only real solution is practice, practice, practice ... I doubt there will be much knitting progress next month!

Tagged as: spinning, stringtopia