Sunday, March 17, 2019

Perfection, Times Two

I took full advantage of my day off on Friday and the fact that I still got up at pretty much the normal time (someone had to get kiddo ready for school and brew the Mister's coffee!). I spent a couple of hours, give or take, in the morning plying up my two bobbins of Falkland singles. Because I'm writing this post ahead of time, I can't yet show you the final, post-bath skeins, but here they were fresh off the wheel.

This photo doesn't even do the colors justice. They are so vibrant and gorgeous, and I just love them. Obviously I won't have my final yardage until they're dry, but I'd say a cautious estimate would be about 200 yards each, perhaps a bit more. I'm hoping it'll be enough for one of the two-color shawls I have in my Ravelry library.

I didn't feel like knitting Friday afternoon (knowing I was going to be doing a lot of knitting over the weekend), so I dove right in and started my big combo spin.

If you look closely, you'll see my big bag of fiber bundles on the floor. I'm spinning them completely at random, only making sure that each one I pull out isn't the same as the one I just finished spinning. So far, it's spinning up very quickly -- what you see on the bobbin here is the result of only about an hour at the wheel. When you're used to spinning singles for a three-ply fingering, spinning singles for a three-ply worsted goes much faster!


  1. Beautiful spinning! I am eager to see those skeins finished - and I am really interested in your combo spin!

  2. Looks great, Sarah! The colors in that top photo just make me smile ... like #blueskyblooms in yarn :-)