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Cherry Cordial July 26, 2009

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285 yards of 3 ply BFL, heavy fingering or sport weight. I am really pleased with this one, and I think I’ve gotten a lot better at 3 ply spinning. It comes out so nice and round! I did have a lot of leftover singles for this one, which was a bit upsetting, but oh well. I’m still very happy with the outcome.

Nicole, Kate, Kate’s sister Mary, and I went down to Detta’s Spindle today. We had a lovely time. Nicole bought herself a spinning wheel- a Kromski Minstrel, also known as an Extremely Beautiful Wheel. It’s gorgeous. I let myself get one small thing (besides the bobbins I needed); a Schacht pear tahkli, a type of Indian supported spindle for spinning fine lace and cotton yarn.

tahkliI didn’t get a bowl for it, but you can apparently use a small cup or even just put a bit of cloth over your lap and use it that way. I’m hoping to try it out tomorrow- I’m going to get some cotton at the Fiber Studio, as Autumn and Tiffany were talkin’ about going and I asked to tag along.

Tomorrow is the very last day of the tour de fleece. I don’t anticipate finishing anything else. All told, I finished 1 spindle project and 3 wheel projects. Had I not spent so much time on the camel I might’ve gotten more done, but I still think I did pretty well. My total finished yarn yardage is 1012 yards… significantly less than the mile I’d hoped for, but since that evens out to well over 3000 yards of singles… not shabby at all.

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2 Responses to “Cherry Cordial”

  1. Heather Says:

    The Cherry Cordial is so beautiful!

  2. Mom Says:

    That is seriously gorgeous yarn! (It definitely does look like it should smell all chocolatey and cherryful.)


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