Sunday, August 12, 2018

Spinning the Sunset

I haven't been spinning as much this past week, what with the rush to finish up Rainbow's socks and the excitement of casting on new things, but I did manage to finish spinning up the superwash Targhee singles from the fiber Rainbow selected.

This colorway is called Tropical Sunset, which certainly is fitting for that lovely pinkish orange at the end, but I think the blue-purple that's underneath looks rather like my favorite shake of hydrangeas.

I'll be letting these singles rest and then chain plying each bobbin separately for two skeins of yarn that I hope will be relatively equal. I originally thought this yarn would become socks, but Rainbow has requested legwarmers instead. I can work with that!

Meanwhile, I did spend a little time today playing with some other fiber. I pulled out my washed Romney/Romeldale fleece and carded up a little batt.

This fluffy pillow is only about 25 grams. But it's very fluffy, after three passes through the drum carder, and I think it will be nice to spin. Obviously there's still a ton of the fleece left to card, and I'll have to devote some serious time to get that done, but it's a start, and I like the direction things are heading.


  1. I think that Romney/Romeldale will spin up beautifully! I can't wait to see it!

    1. I think I am going to have to force myself to get the whole fleece prepped before I start to spin or I'll get myself in trouble!