On/Off My Spindles:
While I was spinning for the Tour de Fleece, I also continued spinning on projects already in progress. In some cases that may've been a mistake.
For instance, I spun and plied braid #4 of the Wensleydale in the Rasputin colorway (spun worsted/chain ply). I did it in one day. A Mistake. I rushed, and this little skein came in at half the yardage of the first three. It's a sport to DK weight yarn instead of fingering. Grrr I could smack myself sometimes!
On the bright side, I finished spinning (woolen) and plying (3ply) all of the first half of the Finn/Dorset/Targhee fleece called "Mo". For this I managed to keep the yarn weight consistent. I ended up with nine skeins totalling 625 yards of 3ply DK/light worsted weight yarn. Now I just have to tackle washing the other half of the fleece...
I also plied up the first little skein of the "Promise" soy silk/wool blend yarn. It's a tiny little thing because I, frankly, got tired of it. I'm not exactly happy with the feel of the fiber as I'm spinning. Not enough wool content I guess. Love the colors though so I will finish it. Eventually.
I'm really looking forward to starting on this tomorrow:
It's Shetland in the "Forecast" colorway from Spunky Eclectic and is my only scheduled Ravellenic's spinning.
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