Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spinning merino top...

...isn't so bad after all. I got to thinking after I wrote the last post about my spinning adventures, I've been spinning a little while now, I should at least try the merino top again, maybe it won't be as hard now. So, I did it and it went pretty smoothly, oh and it's pretty and smooth all right! I'm really like how it turning out. I dyed this 64 count merino top months ago and it's been sitting in my shop, I love the colorway, when done in the yarn it sells out fast; the colorway is Oceania, a personal favorite of mine. I'm partial to the colors of the sea.
So, here is the top after it's dyed...
...and the fiber after I have divided it in half and then again into 4 pieces. So, 8 strips all together in short manageable sections for spindling...
...and here is what I've spun so far, looking pretty smooth, not perfectly even, but good for me I say...
...and here's a shot of the awesome spindle from Zebisis Designs. Awesome lady, she gave me this spindle free when I ordered my other one, the pink one. I absolutely love them both! A joy to spin with...
...and in case you wanted to see the yarn! (mill spun)


  1. Gorgeous colorway! Will it be available in your Etsy shop?

  2. Heideho, What base would you like to see it on? Or do you mean the hand spun? I have 6.5 ounces of the merino top in my shop if you spin. Let me know if I can help you with anything!
    ~ Angela

  3. Beautiful, I am totally jealous. You are inspiring me.

  4. I too have two zebisis spindles! Mine are jaspar and malachite. Very nice merino!


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