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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Merino-Silk - Mmmmmm!

I've finally plied the Merino Silk blend (70% Merino/30% Silk) that I finished spinning at the retreat. I did most of the plying on Super Bowl Sunday at the Centreville Library with the founders of the Centreville Spinning group. We had a lot of fun even though there were just a few of us there. Many kids and their parents came in to watch us spin and ply...and even one of the librarians was intriqued!

I love the sheen of the finished yarn. It was supposed to be 4 oz., but after spinning it up, I only have 3.5 oz of the two-ply and .1 oz of singles. I don't think I lost .5 oz. to waste, so I'm thinking that either it was mislabeled, my scale is off, or perhaps it was a very humid day when I purchased it - I'm not sure how much weight humidity adds, but I do know that it can add some. Most likely it's a combination of all of the above.


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