Guys, spinning is magic. You take this fluff, and you dream what it can be, and you apply some physics to it, mix in a bit of artistry and patience, and at the end of all that — you get new yarn. Not just any yarn, but unique yarn designed just for your purpose. And since getting new yarn is kind of the best thing ever, it’s a win all around.
This lovely, plush skein is about 180 yards of worsted/aran-weight 4-ply 100% Merino wool made from Malabrigo Nube in the Aguas colorway.
I split the braid into four 1 oz. sections and spun each on its own bobbin. The bobbins had been about equal in weight but I ran out of one of them during plying.
So I took the heaviest of the three remaining bobbins and wound the single off onto my hand so I could Andean-ply it in with the other two bobbins. This allowed me to continue making a 4-ply from only three singles. I had just a yard or two of leftover single at the end so it worked out nicely.
After a bath and a thwack, I hung the skein out in the sun to dry. It plumped up so perfectly and if I’m being completely honest, I can’t stop petting it.
I am smitten and so eager to cast this on, it’s destined to be a hat of some sort. In conclusion, spinning is magic and I love it. 🙂 What do you love about spinning, or yarn?
I’m linking up with Sarah’s Spinning Show & Tell.