This week I’ve been on a spinning kick. I finished up the Cottage Garden fiber
(4oz rope of frabjous fiber ~ merino sparkle blend)
It was split it in half length-wise, and then I divided each half into about 7 sections length-wise.
And began spinning… this fiber is a joy to spin, it’s very soft, has a long staple length and flows smoothly through your fingers.
I spun the fiber on my Mach 2 Spinolution wheel, it took about 6 hours to spin the two bobbins of singles.
And then I plied them together into this lovely barber-pole 2 ply, it took about 1.5 hrs.
Then I wound it off the bobbin on to my kniddy-knoddy.
Buddy likes to keep an eye on what I am doing, most of the time he wants to be on my lap.
I tied off the skein and then gave it a real hot bath, squeezed the water out and hung it to dry.
My trailer smells like wet wool, incentive to keep the windows open.
I ended up with approximately 435 yards of fingering weight 2 ply soft shiny yarn.
It does look like a ~ cottage garden.
I hope everyone has a good week, see you all next week…