Monday, August 21, 2017

Done!

I claim a win on 'bobbin chicken' with this spinning project. Two bobbins, 4 ounces each, of singles on standard Kromski bobbins, plied onto a jumbo bobbin with not much room to spare. Mountain Colors Top, BFL. 8 ounces total. Yardage will be measured after wet finishing.








Saturday, August 12, 2017

Happiness

Happiness....is a full 4 oz bobbin of freshly spun singles yarn. Now, for one more bobbin of the same fiber. I picked up 8 oz of Mountain Colors BFL Top in 'Big Sky' colorway from Gourmet Yarn Co in OKC a couple of days ago. The shop is now carrying spinning and weaving supplies and I dropped by to see what they had in the way of fiber to spin.

This is not as smooth as most of the top I spin, but it is fluffy and spins fairly quickly. I first thought I would spin a soft singles yarn for a weaving project, but quickly changed my mind in favor of a soft two-ply yarn for a knitting project.





Thursday, August 10, 2017

Spinning Spots

We all have our favorite spots to sit and spin at home. I now have a favorite place to sit and spin while visiting my Mom. It dawned on me that there is no reason I can't simply move a side chair into the middle of the room where the light is better and I can see the TV while spinning if I choose. Also, I won't be in the way of Mom watching TV from her chair when she gets home from rehab for her knee replacement.

The light was fading, but just shortly before I snapped this photo the sun was pouring in through the patio door and it was so nice!



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Playing Catch Up

I've been busy lately and only just realized how long it's been since I posted something on my blog. Wow. Time flies.

I've been spending time with my mother while she recovers from knee replacement surgery (she is spending a couple of weeks in rehab and I am house sitting) and running errands and re-knitting a pair of socks. I've felt some stress from being away from Brad since July 21st and finally remembered to sit down and take Hedwig for a spin. Amazing how quickly the stress melts away while spinning. I've got some wool/silk blend I've had for a couple of years that I've been working with on one of my Turkish spindles and decided to get back to a bobbin of it on the wheel.

Thinking this would make a nice 3 ply for a pair of socks.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

More Sunsets to Spin

It's been a busy week and I've finished the fiber I was working on and started working on a tri-color batt that will be the second ply of this sunset skein.










Monday, July 24, 2017

Spinning Sunsets

My latest fiber on the wheel is a sample of Merino in "Purple Sunset" from Jeri Lynn's Farm in my June Spinning Box. Love the colorway and the Merino spins like a dream.






The flash on the camera gives me truer color on the skein I just finished.







Sunday, July 23, 2017

Finished! Well, almost...

I chose "Fruit Salad" Merino colorway from Alexandra's Crafts from my February Spinning Box for my first sampler spin. Then "Bam Huey Chloroplast" Merino/Bamboo colorway from New Hue Handspuns for the second bobbin, thinking the two plied together would be nice. I was right! Now I need to wind it off into a skein and wet finish it. I'll check wraps per inch and yardage after finishing.