My first 3ply

August 15, 2008 @ 11:30 am
posted by kris
Filed under: spinning

Handspun All Spun Up merino/silk SAL fiber
I am in love!
Handspun All Spun Up merino/silk SAL fiber
A closeup

This is my most prized spin so far – very even and consistent, not too tight and it feels so sturdy. I heart 3ply. I also was pretty good at splitting up the roving, as I only had a very little bit left over. I heart All Spun Up, I think she is my favorite dyer now. :)

This is the spin-a-long colorway, which I’ve renamed to “Haleiwa”. Most of my ASU rovings have a Hawaii town name to remind me of home, especially since I usually buy blue/greens.

Fiber:
All Spun Up merino/silk
Haleiwa
traditional 3ply
Approx. 350yd/4.2oz, sportweight (take yardage with a grain of salt, I measured pre-washing)

Comments (17)

17 Comments

Comment by Sarah

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

Gorgeous, as usual. I, too, love Kristin’s fiber. I need to save my pennies for more (and probably need to spin up some of what I have!). I hope my three ply comes out this nice — well done!

Comment by Chery

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

Your spinning is devine! Nice colors, too. Are you going to knit up your yarns or just look at them??

Comment by Lauren

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

Oh I love this colorway! Very well done.

Comment by WiscJennyAnn

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Comment by Stacey

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

The colorway is gorgeous – but the spinning – beyond words! It looks fabulous!

Comment by Monika

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

It’s beautiful!

Comment by sandy

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

I love it! If you ever need help knitting all the hand spun…lol

Comment by Alicia

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

Luscious! Awesome first 3 ply!

Comment by Bobbi

Made on Friday, August 15th, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

Simply beautiful! You SHOULD be proud!

Comment by mydogpetey

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 12:02 am

You are unbelievable! You were born to spin! (…and dye… and knit…)

Comment by Zonda

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 4:02 am

Just gorgeous!!

Comment by Sherie

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 6:21 am

This is some gorgeous yarn! Wow!!

Comment by Jennie

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

You are such a guru now!! Everything you spin is just gorgeous!

Comment by loopykd

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

Nice work! You should be in love and very proud.

Comment by Opal

Made on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

So pretty! I would never have guessed it was your first. You know, I would love to see the roving before it’s been spun. Just sayin’. :-)

Comment by Tanja

Made on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

Ich liebe die Färbungen von AllSpunUp auch – leider bin ich meistens zu langsam… aber ein “Roving” habe ich auch in meinem Stash…

Dein Garn ist wunderschön geworden!

LG
Tanja

Comment by shadkitty

Made on Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 12:37 am

You know…you and Elem both always have me drooling and cursing in envy!! What beautiful handspun! I wish I had more time to spin. Really lovely!



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