I’m trying to come up with something that rhymes with tussah, and the best I’ve got right now is “sucka” — so let’s just forget that I was going to try to go that way and move on.
Let me back up:
I finished spinning the reddish-orangey-pink section of my 2 oz. braid of tussah silk (from yarn chef). Inspired by Mick’s beautiful singles, I thought I might try singles of my own. Late (too late) last night, I sat pondering this bobbin, hoping that my singles were strong enough to be wound onto my niddy-noddy. Despite it being significantly past my bedtime, I decided to go for it.
No breakage! And my, what sheen! I don’t remember spinning this evenly, but I could not get over how lovely this looked on the niddy noddy.
Here’s where I need some third party verification of my math, because I’m having a hard time believing the yardage: I stopped counting strands on my niddy noddy when I reached 250. My loop measures 32 inches in length, 64 inches in diameter, so 250 x 64 (or, for ease of math 250 x 2 x 32) = 16000 inches. 16000 inches/36 inches per yard = 443 yards. (But I stopped counting at 250 strands, so I’m thinking this number is closer to 500. Whoa.)
By the way, why do I not have a 36 inch niddy noddy? That would make my longhand math much faster. And more interesting to read.
In conclusion, get thee some tussah silk. You will not be disappointed!
Oh my goodness, so so pretty. Wonderful job! The singles are so even, and they’re going to stripe beautifully.
Wow. Just wow.
You could start making up rhyming words… I like Mussah, myself….
It is SO lovely!! LA LA LA, I DON”T WANT TO SPIN, LA LA LA!!!!
That is beautiful. I am just beginning to take up spinning. I have heard that silk is fun to work with.
Oh my goodness that is some pretty yarn!
Huzzah! As in, “Huzzah, through alchemical magic can transform lead into gold. Huzzah!”