/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Fun Yarn

Saturday I was lucky enough to take not one but two totally fun classes with Betty Burian Kirk – designer yarns 1 and 2. When I pulled into the parking lot and was getting my wheel and stuff out, another lady pulled in and was getting her wheel out. So, I struck up a conversation and made a new friend that I hung out with all day. Hi Anne!!! Anne’s into classes too, so hopefully we’ll run into each other again.

Some of the yarns were easy because I’ve done them before, so here’s the couple easy ones I did first.

The Navajo ply, which we see a lot, because I like it.navajo-plyed-7-23-2007-6-59-57-pm.JPG

The thick and thin, which is natural for a beginner spinner, and now takes a ton of thought for me to do.thick-and-thin-7-23-2007-7-00-17-pm.JPG

The marled yarn, which we all make when we have rovings that are multicolored.marl-yarn-7-23-2007-6-59-49-pm.JPG

Now the Core yarn that was a bit more difficult and I want to try again. You have to wrap the roving around a core yarn and in this case it was a thread.

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Then I plyed with a contrasting yarn. I think I could do it better trying again. This was a hard one.

Next is the Knickerbocker or Tweed yarn. I got to try a sample of Spinderella’s thrums. Loved it. It’s really, really hard not to pick the tweed out of the tweed yarn.knickerbocker-or-tweed-yarn-7-23-2007-7-00-25-pm.JPG

While I loved all of yarn, I had a few real favorites.

The Knop or knot yarn. This one I want to do again. It’s so fun and I can’t wait to spin up something fun and knit it.

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The Boucle yarn another must do for a project.

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The Cabled yarn, which is said to make an awesome sock. I can’t wait to try this one again. I need to get my dye pot out.

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The Bead yarn – gorgeous – and I can’t wait to do this one again.

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The design possibilities are making my head swirl. Tomorrow lace weight yarns.

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  • Holy cow, the yarns looks great, especially the boucle…girl, you rock! Seriously, how cool. I want to take one of those classes or go to Camp Pluckystuff myself one day. 🙂

  • Have not yet propelled myself out of the beginner category, so some of those yarns I make inadvertently, while swearing under my breath!
    The core yarn is awesome! It seems like a way to add strength to a single, possibly. I seem drawn to singles when I am in the yarn shop, but have been disappointed with the strength. The last sweater for my aunt, the yarn kept breaking while I was seaming it!

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Jackie 24 July - 2007

      Wow! You sure learned a lot on Saturday. Can’t wait to hear about the lace class!

    2. Bonnie 24 July - 2007

      Have not yet propelled myself out of the beginner category, so some of those yarns I make inadvertently, while swearing under my breath!
      The core yarn is awesome! It seems like a way to add strength to a single, possibly. I seem drawn to singles when I am in the yarn shop, but have been disappointed with the strength. The last sweater for my aunt, the yarn kept breaking while I was seaming it!

    3. Rissa 23 July - 2007

      Holy cow, the yarns looks great, especially the boucle…girl, you rock! Seriously, how cool. I want to take one of those classes or go to Camp Pluckystuff myself one day. 🙂