I have been busy cleaning up bobbins of old projects on my spinning wheels. It seems that I have been a bit ADD with my spinning, starting the newest exciting colors before finishing something that was already in progress. There always seems to be an excuse, a spin-along, Tour de Fleece, new arrivals…
This is Emily, a pencil roving from Fiber Optic, 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Seacell; 340 yards, so good enough for a short pair of socks for myself. The Tour de Fleece prompted me to finish spinning this up and ply it.
Leftover Emily with some leftover purple/green fiber on the bobbin.
This was spun for the Tour de Fleece, Fiber Optic gradient Honey to Fig. It is 80% Merino, 20% silk. 1150 yards of 2ply. My average these days for 2 braids of FO is around 1200 yards, that gives a good amount for a shawl.
And I finished spinning the singles of this Shetland from Southern Cross Fiber, the color was a custom for the CAT spin-along in the winter, and I started it but too many other things got in the way. The color is Storm’s Edge, 8 ounces. This Shetland did not spin as finely at the Merino/Silk blends, and I know that it is uneven, need to start plying.
On the knitting front, I have been working on a new baby sweater, Baby Ull from Dale of Norway of course. Love these colors together.
The thing that has been taking quite a bit of my time is organizing the basement after some new cabinetry is getting installed. Here is a sneak peek, it is really messy still and a bit to go, but I am so excited!