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Wash and thwack, hang to dry. January 5, 2009

Posted by jeninmaine in spinning.
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I actually got quite a bit done over the weekend, considering I was feeling sickish and had two kids running around (which Michael wrangled much of the time, I so do not deserve that man). Here are some fiber photos of about half of what I worked on.

It’s bath time!
Yarn bath!

Yarn bath!

This, my friends, is why one must wash yarn, especially if using wool dyed by someone else:
This is why you wash yarn.

Fortunately a couple of rinses fixed that skein, thankfully.

I looked at my other skein (some Shetland from the UK) and ta-daa, a perfect dye job:
This is why you wash yarn.

After thwacking and drying, they looked a bit more presentable and less like soup.

Shetland wool yarn

Shetland wool yarn

Merino wool yarn

Merino wool yarn

This is more Shetland from the same UK source.
I Navajo plied this skein and ended up with a very sturdy, dense yarn. Not sure if this technique suits it.

Shetland wool yarn

Shetland wool yarn

That is all the news that’s fit to print for now.



1. bitchnstitches - January 7, 2009

Okay, nevermind, please delete my previous comment. I got all comment-happy and didn’t read the post before where it is clearly obvious you spun the yarn yourself :)

Off to find some caffeine…

2. bitchnstitches - January 7, 2009

Whoa – my brain may explode. Do you wash all yarn before using? Or just handdyed? Or have I totally misunderstood?

PS very pretty, both of them. I love orange.The merino reminds me of a creamsicle.

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