Let me explain…..after running around the house setting all of my many clocks ahead an hour today, I sat down at the wheel to try my hand at s- spinning so that I can z -ply this luscious sea foam llama fiber of mine. I have big plans to try twined knitting after visiting the DancingWithWool blog site the other night. I couldn’t help noticing what beautiful work she does with the twined knitting and it’s suppose to produce warmer, sturdier knit wear which is just the ticket for someone living in this cold winter wonderland of mine. I may not live in the Arctic Circle like her but my yard looks eerily similar to hers right now. With this technique you use both ends of the same ball of yarn and twist each stitch to form a sturdy wind resistant fabric ideally suited for mittens, hats, and socks in the frozen north (this pretty much describes where I live). I’m going to try and tackle this pair of mittens and since you need z-plied yarn for twined knitting you have to spin the singles with an s-twist and ply with a z-twist which is the opposite of what I normally do. So far so good…..although it really doesn’t look much different yet …I’m sure it will once I finish the plying and take a closer look. And my spinning isn’t the only thing making a turn in the opposite direction either….the weather seems to be taking a spin backwards too. We had this beautiful sunset the other night and now it’s cloudy and we’re in for yet another WINTER weather advisory for tomorrow!!! Bring on the twined knitting!!!!
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