Thursday, October 01, 2009

Forecast is for Navajo

So I've been spinning up the lovely Forecast yarn from the Spunky Eclectic fibre club from years ago.....

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Spinning singles as I normally do, but something was a little different...

Something was brewing.

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The Navajo Ply cloud that had been growing on the horizon for a good while now finally broke!

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It was a little tangley to start with so I had to leave it for an extra day for the residual twist to relax a little... but once the storm had broken, there was no going back

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I am in smitten, head-over-heels, wonder-eyed love with Navajo Plying - I even give it capital letters!!

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I love how the yarn feels so balanced, I don't know if that's the right technical terms, but that's certainly how it looks and feels to me. It seems round and plump and happy - and that's always good in a skein of handspun :)

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It comes in at 11 wpi, so about a DK weight/8ply weight. I just love how the colours sometimes barberpole in TRIO!

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I don't have awfully much to work with - around 150 metres is my guess, but I need to measure it properly - but I'm sure I can make something lovely out of it. For now I'm happy with it sitting in it's little yarn cake (yes I've wound it up already!) for me to gaze at!

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bon008 said...

I have no idea what that means, but it does indeed look awesome and balanced :D

Has it really already been YEARS since you caught the fibre arts bug?! Time flies!

Momo4ever.Com said...

150 metres isn't a lot but the skein of yarn look sooo gorgeous!! you are so clever!!!

Jackie said...

It's beautiful!!!!

Ann said...

Colors are gorgeous ! Maybe a neck warmer?

eriven said...

Looks amazing! Navajo plying is much fun I think. I wish there were more hours in the day for knitting and spinning, my poor wheel is dusty :(