Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More spinning fun!

Just a quick lil' post to show the finished sample skein of the "Snuggly" 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel on the left and the same fibers on the right in another sample skein made from fiber sent by my friend Judith. She overdyed the fiber and isn't it just a gorgeous color? Click on the picture and you can see it better......

The skeins are each approximately 4gr and the Snuggly is ~60 yards of 2-ply and the wine is ~54 yards, also 2-ply.

Does anybody have a super accurate scale they want to recommend? One that measures in less than 2gram increments. Less than 1gr increments might even be fun.....

4 comments:

cybergran said...

I use an Ohaus beam balance for small amounts. Measures to 0.xx grams; max is 311 grams. Purchased at a local flea market some years ago; that dealer was usually there only 1-2 days per season. Balance was still in original packaging; no used drug dealers equipment. Larger amounts are weighed on the 'kitchen scale' to 1/4 oz; beam balance purched in Grand Central Station [NYC] by my husband close to 50 years ago when he spotted it. Good for pie crust!

fleegle said...

Those are beautiful!

I am leaning towards green for the hippo :)

Allie said...

I bought my scale at a kitchen shop, it weighs down to grams which I think is accurate enough for me most of the time.

fleegle said...

Yes. Everyone needs a charka. They are just pretty to look at even if you don't spin :)