After my comments last month about not being a pink person… I was entirely delighted with the colours this month. I love the depth of the green tones and the smoky colour in the light tones. Tabetha was the creator of this month’s colourway and she did a beautiful job.
Felicia’s suggestion this month was a traditional three ply sock yarn, which is one of my favourite yarns to spin from Panda. I took my braid and split it into three even sections horizontally across the braid. Once the fibre was divided up, I could see that the colours should line up fairly evenly across the three plys. My challenge would be to actually make that happen! Here are my little nests that I started spinning from.
I used a ratio of 9:1 on my Schacht Sidekick for my singles and for plying. When I finished my singles, each of the bobbins looked fairly even, so I was hopeful my colours would line up fairly well. I was so excited as I plyed, to find that I’d managed to get my colours to line up fairly evenly across all three plies!
With each of the colour sections lining up so well in the plying, I’m left with a yarn that is very striped and almost looks like a gradient in the skein. However, when you open up the skein, you can see that I have big blocks of colours that replicate what was in the braid to start with.
I have approximately 330 yards of fingering, so it’ll be plenty for a pair of socks for me… a rare treat in my world! I so often spin and knit for my kids or husband, that I’m really looking forward to something for me.
Have you dived into this month’s club? We’d love to see what you’re doing. Please head over to the Ravelry group or tag your images with #sweetgeorgiayarns or #sgyclub on Instagram, so that we can find them!
Oh and all you spinners out there – don’t forget, tomorrow, September 1st, is Spinzilla sign up! Spinner registration opens at 10 am EDT, so 7 am for us West Coasters. Last year, Team Sweet Georgia filled up quickly, so you’ll need to be on at opening to try and nab a spot.
Until next time, Happy Spinning!
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