Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spinning merino/tencel

Thought I'd show what I'm spinning now - it's a merino/tencel blend. It's beautiful fiber though not the mindless spinning I was thinking I'd be doing this evening, finally had to stop because my hand was cramping. Tencel can tend to be very slippery so my hands aren't as relaxed while spinning.......the rest of me isn't as relaxed either. It's going to make a stunning yarn once plied. Not sure how many yards I'll get out of this 4 oz....if enough I may end up weaving a scarf.......I can picture crystal beads in the fringe. I was looking for something mindless to work on after much computer work over the weekend on a program handout rough draft and then today we finally decided it was time to do the taxes........not the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon but it's done for another year. Wasn't a nice day to be outside playing anyhow - winter has returned, very chilly and windy. Yoga will be very therapeutic in the morning.


  1. Just beautiful! I've spun this fibre in the past and have had great success with it. Just a hint though, give it a bit more twist than usual because I've found that it tends to absorb and difuse the initial S twist when you ply Z it for some reason. I've never seen the fibre offered in such stunning colours though, it's lovely.

  2. Oh, looks lovely Cindie! So shiny.


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