Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Heading to the T.

I am so excited I can barely contain myself. Tomorrow I am flying to Toronto to visit my bestest friends Mary and Manda. Mare lives in Toronto now (she's from there) and Manda is in Maine, but she is flying up. I am staying until Tuesday. I can't even explain how excited I am. I can't wait to see all the cool sites in Toronto and I get to do it with two of my most favorite people in the world. The three of us haven't really got to hang out as a group since Manda moved to Maine a year ago and now that Mare has left the city, I miss them both a ton.

In yarny news, I made some yarn! This is my third batch of plied yarn, and I must say that every skein that I make is getting better. When I first showed it to Sharon she told me that it was a little over plied and over spun, I was convinced at the time... however I have since started knitting with it and she was definitly right. It feels a little "hard", so I am going to work very hard on my next batch at putting less spin into it.

Now here's a question for the spinners, if you over twist your singles should you also over ply? Just so that things even out?

3 comments:

Shells said...

If you overtwist your singles, you want to ply enough to bring the twist back down to normal.

When I spin for a 2 ply yarn, I do overtwist somewhat, when plying this, it gives me a nice bouncy plyed yarn. When doing 3 ply or navajo ply, I am somewhat more limited to how much twist I can take out in the plying arena, so I am careful not to overtwist the singles.

Team Knit ! said...

Have fun in TO! Your handspun looks lovely. : )

- Julie

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