Yarn – Hieroglyphics


Before I allowed myself to spin anything on my new wheel, I had to finish that beaded yarn that didn’t want to cooperate.

I like the concept of this yarn, Morocco’s slightly orange fiber with a bright copper bead, but I’m less in love with the execution. Even after I carefully re-twisted the singles, aiming for consistency, it came out slightly rope-y and under-twisted.

Ah well. I’ll try something different with the rest of his fiber. That just didn’t work.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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5 Responses to Yarn – Hieroglyphics

  1. geri says:

    It looks georgeous from here – but I understand what you are saying about how the results can be so disappointing. Sometimes the yarn wins:(

    • I say when the spinner loses, everyone loses! When the yarns are loop-y like that, they must be hard to knit/crochet. You’d always be splitting the ply up. BLARG! So not what I envisioned.

  2. starproms says:

    I’ve not tried plying with beads yet. I’m still trying to get the yarn right. There is always something you can do with it thought, right? Love the colour. I actually like a little ruggedness. It looks so much more real than shop bought yarn, which has such a different appeal.

    Please could you link to my Blog for me. I’m having trouble getting started and could do with some help. Thanks.

    • It’s tough, getting the yarn to be balanced. I’m not sure it will ever get easy. But you’re right, nothing goes to waste! Mom takes many of my failed experiments and knits them into lovely things, thank goodness!

      I actually think that your blog is linked wherever you leave a comment, that’s part of why reading blogs that interest you is so important. I’m don’t thnk I have any “links” anywhere specific on the blog. If I do, it wasn’t deliberate. I’m a bit of newbie myself, and wordpress comes with many preset thingies.

      • starproms says:

        You’re not kidding. Almost every day I learn something new and do something wrong (smile) but I am enjoying the experience very much. It’s challenging but fun.

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