|Jess's Tour de Fleece yarn from 2013-Gale's Art Corriedale|
I finished my first single during the week and wound it on my toilet paper bobbin. I doubled it over on itself so I could get an idea of how the yarn will look when I ply it and I think it might end up being a fingering weight, maybe even a light fingering weight. It's neat to look back at the 3 other skeins I spun and see how my consistency keeps getting better. The Knitmore Girls had talked about how every time you spin fiber and make a skein of yarn, it should be your favorite that you have spun. Every time I spin, I learn something new and I improve compared to the skein before it. I am really enjoying sitting in my rocking chair, spinning on my spindle, knowing that after I am finished, I will be able to knit with it and enjoy it all over again.
This weekend, I didn't get to spin as much as I would have liked. Friday & Saturday were spent re-organizing the entire kitchen and creating a little coffee bar out of my Nana's old bookcase.
|Jess's coffee bar|
Hopefully I can get in more spinning time during my lunches and breaks this week.
I am amazed that I have been spinning at all. Between getting my house ready to put on the market and packing to move to the new house I have been BUSY. Spinning has been a good stress relief for me, so I am glad that I have been able to keep up with it. I have a few finished yarns to share. I have one more plied up yarn that is still on the bobbin that will just have to wait until next week.
First I wanted to show how my Into the Whirled Polwarth looked like off the bobbin.
So this is the pic that I shared last time:
This is what it looks like after it has been soaked and snapped
Next I spun up my first 3 ply, this is Knitting Knorth 100% BFL in blues and purples
So far this Tour I have spun up all the fibers that I had planned to spin, and one extra braid. I also made sure that my fiber stash is completely up to date on Ravelry (I had to add 5 fibers....). So now I just need to finish the yarn I plied yesterday and start something new tomorrow. I am not sure that I will have any more FOs for the Tour, but I am proud of how much I have achieved.