Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ISO: Empty Bobbins

 I came to the realization the other day that I had no more empty bobbins for my wheel projects. They were all in use with the remnants of other things. I needed to do something with all those leftover singles or throw them away.

 I decided that those colorful singles should be plied in order to give me a couple of darker stripes on that green sock yarn I just finished.

It's has an interesting tweedy effect but it needs some pizazz. 

 I wound off the singles and plied them on a spindle since all my wheels are busy at the moment.

 Plying on a spindle is hard work.

 I got to use my cute little ninny noddy.

If I had known that this fiber would look so nice plied with itself I wouldn't have used the solid green with it for that sock yarn. This is another case where sampling and swatching would have saved me a lot of time and grief-but where's the fun in that?


  1. That single does look good plied! That's what's nice about plying-the surprise of it all! TED rest day; a good day to free up your bobbins!

  2. I said TDF but missed the auto-correct help and got TED.....sorry.