I made fairly nice singles, no overtwist at all.
First snow of the year always makes me feel like a child before Christmas, so it gets photographed many times.
After plying I had some singles left on one bobbin, and I've decided the last time I had some left over, that I would use it to practice my Navajo plying. I'm getting better at it.
The big skein is not quite 4oz, 428yds, heavy fingering weight, 2-ply
colorway: Palo Verde
fiber content: handdyed merino wool, alpaca, firestar, angelina
(you can click on this pic to have a closer look at the sparkly)
What I'm mad about though is, that I managed to overtwist the finished yarn. Halfway through it dawned on me, that my tensioned Lazy Kate, presumed my new best friend, was way too tight, and after one single broke once, I got it! Loosened it, and the rest of the plying went on smoothly and a lot faster as well. Now I have half a balanced skein of yarn, with the other half overtwisted. Grrrrrrr! Stupid, stupid, stupid. I love the color though, and it's s-h-i-n-y! :o)
Just in case anybody was wondering. The visit to the vet was not so bad. Sam "yodeled" from the first step through the door, until he could get out of there again. My head was spinning afterwards. Both received their vaccinations, or booster shots. Sam has a minor rash on his belly again, which we wash with some antibacterial shampoo the vet gave us. It's clearing up nicely. Biko has problems with her hips. I guess it could be from her manically running and jumping when we play outside. So she's got some restrictions, no more jumping, and we help her going up the big steps. I think I saw some improvement already, or maybe it's only wishful thinking. I sure hope it's not really her hips, don't want another surgery, but it's too early to tell. Sam, of course has to be weird, and confusing too, because whenever he's running a lot outside, and he gets his blood flowing, or when he chews on the tennis ball, which is rare, one of his eyes kind of pops a little or gets bigger than the other. It's hard to describe, and the vet only shook her head. Both Vets looked at his eyes, and found nothing wrong. I spend a lot of time with my dogs, and I know them, and notice when somethings different. At first I thought I imagined it, but my son (sceptical at first) confirmed the "eye popping". Oh, otherwise they are just fine! :o)
And also, even if this is at the end of my post, I wanted to thank you loyal readers and commenters, to take the time to comment. I love to hear from you, and I think blogging is nothing without the communication between blogger and reader, so please keep on doing so! :o)
Now off into the weekend. It's snowing right now. One more thing: As of December 5th I'm done with all my self imposed Christmas knitting! Yeah! On the needles, a scarf and a pair of socks. Pictures coming soon.