A few more bobbins
As we get ready for the Tour de Fleece, how about a few inspirational shots of things that have recently been finished?
I don’t remember if I have ever spun cheviot before, but I spun some up recently using long-draw and it went by super fast. The singles practically spun themselves! This colorway is SouthernCross Fibre Beyond Time, it was a club offering for March of this year.
Here’s a prime example of why I love these bobbins so much. The cutouts mean I can see the yarn on the bobbin when its filled, and I love seeing the colors all stacked on top of each other! I’m planning on collecting up my bobbin shots and turning them into a print one day.
Fresh off the bobbin, singles are usually all curly and twisty and these were no exception.
And here we have a bobbin end-shot of Southern Cross Fibre’s other March club colorway, Old Master – as singles…
Which was subsequently wound off and plied on itself to make a two-ply. I’ve got socks on the mind for this yarn. Even when plying, I can get all 4 ounces onto the Akerworks Bobbin….did I mention I have more bobbins on the way? I don’t think I’ll be going back to my standard wood bobbins once I fill out my bobbin herd…though I suppose I should never say never 🙂
In case you were wondering what that yarn looks like finished and off the bobbin, here it is:
I’m thinking it will make a fine pair of socks…
Now then, are you ready for the Tour?