Thin as a Thread

I finally figured out what I wanted to do with that blue Merino/Bamboo blend that I got from Whorling Tides. Because of the way the Great Wheel works I can spin stuff really, really fine. It’s like a giant support spindle! (I’m planning to try cotton on it sometime in the near future.) I’ve spun about half of the braid. Here it is reeled off onto a cardboard tube.

Half of the Needed Singles

Half of the Needed Singles

Because I’m spinning it so thin I’ll ply it into a two-ply lace weight or a three-ply fingering weight—I just love the concept of having to go two-ply for a lace weight! It’s so much fun to spin thin.

Close Up

Close Up

I’ve found a pattern for a gorgeous lacy wrap that calls for 1,400 yards of lace weight. If I have enough, I’d love to make it. It’s very airy and light, which I think will go well with the yarn. The bamboo gives it just enough shimmer to look like it’s moving.

3 Responses to Thin as a Thread
  1. Sarah
    November 26, 2008 | 12:04 pm

    That turned out very pretty!

  2. Mama Mentor
    November 27, 2008 | 2:08 am

    That is very beautiful yarn! Laceweight can be very trying to work with sometimes, but the results are worth it!

  3. Legossi
    November 27, 2008 | 9:10 am

    Pretty! It reminds me of clouds… either that or old fashioned…something. It looks kind of antique.

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