Wednesday, May 9, 2012

what's on YOUR wheel....

This is a 4oz BFL roving that
I bought it last year when on a trip to Washington State.
I thought it would be fun because it was
dyed locally (there).

The fiber's are filling up the Jensen Tina II bobbin
...just right =)

...but, now I have to do a center pull ball to ply it. 
...not really my favorite thing.

...or, I can try to find another single ply that will play nicely
with this one.  Taking the easy way out,I'm gonna see if I can
 find a playmate...

 I could probably alleviate this problem next time.
 What if?... the roving got divided into two halves?
Then, I could spin half roving on each of two bobbins.
It's sooo nice when the lights go on in meee ol' brain! 
Yeah...if it only happened a leeeetle more
often!  =P

What's on YOUR wheel? or spindle, or needles, or?


Judy said...

I think I forgot to answer your email. I'm so sorry. I like the colors of the wool that you're working with. I've been spinning black Merino and I just pulled a box of Lincoln out of storage to see about dyeing it. Enjoy your spinning, and again, sorry for not answering the email!

Stell said...

This is in answer to a comment you left on my blog, feel free to contact via ravelry to continue this conversation, knifrogknit over there 😌

In answer to your question, re aura flier and jumbo flier.
I am not sure the aura flier fits the Susie, as the method of attachment and drive is different, but I have upgraded my gem so it has an e-flier, which is smoother, and has much nicer ceramic lined guides compared to,the delta flier it came with. the aura flier has a pig tail orifice, the gem comes with a delta, I'm not a fan of the delta or pigs tail style as I like to spin fine and thin, if you like thick or bulky .., then they might be best for you. As for bulky fliers, I did investigate a bulky head for my gem, but was advised the gem was too light - and given how large the standard bobbins are, and how fine I like to spin, and the difficulty of dealing with skeins and winding balls over 170g - I decided that the standard bobbin was best for me. If you spin thick or art yarn - your mileage may vary (YMMV).