Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spin So Fine

While I've been more successful in the last year or two in spinning slightly thicker yarns, my default is still very thin singles. Case in point: my two current spinning projects.

I started spinning up my Southern Cross Fibre shipment (75% Bond wool, 25% mulberry silk) a week ago and am maybe one-half to two-thirds of the way done with the first bobbin.

I am utterly smitten with this fiber blend and the colors. I know this is not going to be a fast spin (looks like it will end up a two-ply laceweight to very light fingering), but I am enjoying every moment of it.

Then there's my spindling of the Gourmet Stash punis. I finished up the first half this week and wound the singles onto a "storage bobbin" today.

I must admit that this is my least favorite part of spindling. I always have issues getting the singles off the spindle easily and neatly. Fortunately, this is only about half an ounce of fiber, so it didn't take too long. One of these days I'll have to rig something up to hold my spindle while I wind off; for now, I just sit it down next to me on its side.

There is more in the spinning pipeline. I received this beautiful braid of fiber from Fat Cat Knits for part of a giant spinalong on Ravelry that starts at the beginning of April. This braid is an 80% superwash merino/20% nylon sparkle blend in a colorway called Noble Dragon.

As if that's not enough, my FCK club shipment should be here in the next day or two, and my March SCF club shipment is in transit. Actually, now that I think about it, I should be spinning right now -- time to hit publish!

1 comment:

  1. (I'm behind on blog reading, as always...) I like a shoebox lazy kate for holding my spindle while I unwind the singles from it. Poke a hole in each side of a shoebox and insert the spindle -- it will be sideways and you'll be able to reel the singles from it. Doubles as a storage container when not in use as a kate. :)