There are so many things to say about this month’s club colourway but first, I wanted to wish Ray safe travels home and best of luck in his new teaching job! It has been such a pleasure to spin the colourways he has created for the club and I feel quite blessed that we were able to experience his colour sense and explore with him.
I chose to divide this month’s braid into two equal piles vertically. One I striped 7 times and spun end-to-end, eventually Navajo (or chain) plying. I liked the variegation of this yarn and the tight twist angle, which will help with durability when I (eventually) knit this yarn into socks. The second half of the braid, I decided to do something different with to experiment with since the colours this month are some of my favourites. I love brown and turquoise together, particularly next to one another. In the end, I decided to spin a three-ply fractal. I further divided the fibre into three stripes. The first one, I spun end-to-end. The second, I split 3 times. The final third one, I tried to split 6 times but was only able to split it 5 times. It had become too fine!
All of the yarn I spun this month was on my Bosworth Mini and Houndesign Lace (no longer available) spindles. I wanted lots of twist and these spindles are fast! Then, I plied on my Snyder Spindles Steampunk spindle, which is great for plying.
Have you delved into July’s club yet? How are you spinning it? Please share over on the Ravelry group or Instagram, and tag your projects with #sgyclub and #sweetgeorgiayarns.
Until next month – Happy Spinning!