Monday, September 5, 2011

Squooshy drum carded spinning bliss

I finished work at 3pm on Friday so I could get home and finish spinning the singles for Idlewood. I really, really, wanted to get the plying finished this weekend and I did. We had beautiful weather and I sat out on the front balcony and plied in the sun. The 823 metres of woollen spun 2 plied yarn is squooshy and delicious. Not only did I love spinning long draw from the batts I made, but the final batts, done last week, were even better than the first lot, because I had learnt the importance of picking and teasing the fibre properly prior to carding.

Now I've put the wheel away, because I am going to finish my rainbow yarn on the Turkish before more wheel spinning. I think the most important thing I have learnt about spinning - which also applies to knitting, but since I never stop knitting I've never thought about it in this context - is that the best way to make progress on a project is to actually work on it.

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