Handspun Monday – The Math Edition

by Aimee on July 16, 2007

Remeber WAAAAY back to high school when they said you would use algebra again in life? Well, here is my chance!!!
Lets solve for this equation: x+2y=xy+y
x = Gothic Queen
y = Gothic Princess

sooooo….x+y = The Gothic Ladies colorway. This is a mostly worsted (to bulky) weight 2 ply yarn. Approx 150 yards from 4 oz of Gothic Queen and 4 oz of Gothic Princess.
This is a mostly worsted (to bulky) weight 2 ply yarn. Approx 150 yards from 4 oz of Gothic Queen and 4 oz of Gothic Princess.

But wait…there was a 2y in that equation. You are right to have noticed. I also got about 20 yards of Gothic Princess plyed with itself to make a slightly lighter 2 ply.
So – Gothic Queen + Gothic Princess = Gothic Ladies + Gothic Princess!!!
Stacey asked: What is up with the coins?Why do I see those on folks spinning bobbins??
Well, Stacey, that is a fantastic question and it took me awhile to understand it myself. The reason for the coins is to show scale in your spinning. So you can see the weight of the fiber against something that you can pull out and look at yourself and know about what that single on the bobbin is in relation to it. Make sense??
I can really tell a difference in my spinning after only a week of the Tour de Fleece!!! I am so excited that I decided to take this challenge. Next week I will be showing off this pretty pretty roving from Poppy Flower Fibers!

Tomorrow I have a FO for you…you will have to tune in to see what I made and what modifications happened along the way.

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Virtuous July 16, 2007 at 8:44 pm

Great seeing you 2nite at SNB!! :o D
It has been a hot minute!

LOVE all of your visual assistances in your blog!!! :o p

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