I still haven’t finished my book for this afternoon’s class, but yesterday I made some serious progress on my first plyed yarn. First, I wound my singles into balls.


Then, I wound these balls into a single 2-strand ball.


And now, I’m plying! I’m still working on understanding the differences between under-plying, over-plying and “just right”-plying, so my expectations for this particular skein are low…but even so, I love it! This looks to me like it ranges from light worsted to a thinner bulky weight yarn, and I can’t wait to turn it into something for me.

While winding my singles, I made a pot of rather unconventional kitchen sink chili — leftover pork from the dumplings, black beans and corn instead of kidney or pinto beans, etc. and a batch of cornbread. Both were soothing and warm — just what my sort-of scratchy throat was craving.


Also, this is what greeted me when I got out of the shower this morning:


I imagine I look sort of like this before I’ve had my first cup of coffee…


5 thoughts on “plying!

  1. That’s some seriously gorgeous yarn. Your singles look like Malabrigo! I can’t wait to see what you do with the finished, plied product.

  2. What a yummy set of colors!

    (trolling WordPress for yarnies, got drawn in by the subtlety of this one, if you’re wondering where the stranger came from)

    Thanks for the hit of beauty in the day!

    ~ Bethany

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