Thursday, October 25, 2012

A mind of its own

I had a yarn in mind..
I spun up a thin single from a soft, fluffy and sparkley batt on the antique wheel.  That little bugger likes to spin fast and furious.  I treadled slowly, but it still flew like the wind.  It's a double drive that I have yet to learn how to control completely.  But I did get a consistent thin yarn.  I started to ply it on my Traddy-but it just refused to spin decently.  So I figured the country spinner can handle anything-and it can.  But, what I was going for and what actually happened are two different things.  I just wanted to kind of core ply the single onto a brushed mohair core.  There was so much twist in the single that it just kept twisting onto itself no matter what I tried.  So I gave in and let it do its own thing.  I'm not sure I could purposely repeat what happened-but boy do I love it.  I'm not sure I even did it-the yarn took over and did its own thing-I was just along for the ride.
This is not the yarn I had in mind.


  1. I suppose that's what you call 'artisan yarn', wonder what you'll do with it? Some art assembly perhaps? Or some free form knitting :)

  2. Gorgeous, I love all the texture and all the energy! I too will be excited to see how you take this creation to the next step, you are always full of wonderful surprises. Best wishes!

  3. I'd say that's a pretty fun yarn... sounds like you had a fun ride. :-)

  4. We always joke about the fiber telling us what it wants to be but it really does. It might not have been your intention but it looks amazing and will be fun to take to the finished project.