If you need proof of just how much nervous energy I've been channeling into spinning this past week, well, here you go:
That right there is the Southern Cross Fibre Corriedale I was working on all week. I finished the last of the singles on Friday and plied it yesterday. The finished yarn is a light three-ply fingering weight, and I have approximately 391 yards.
There would have been even more yardage, but I ran into a bit of a snag -- literally. When the first bobbin of singles ran out, I wound off the singles on one of the other bobbins as if I were going to Andean ply, so that I could ply from both ends of that bobbin (so to speak) and the third bobbin. I must not have been paying enough attention when I wound off the bobbins onto my hand, though, because I ended up with this:
I futzed with it a bit but ultimately decided I didn't want to cut off the circulation in my arm and broke off the singles. So there are singles left that I couldn't ply, but I'm pretty satisfied with what I have. And I've already picked out my next thing to ply -- organic Merino, also from Southern Cross:
The weekend seemed to fly by despite not doing much. I did manage to get outside both days, on a run yesterday and a long walk today, and did my usual cleaning chores around the house. Rainbow and I spent some time working on the 2,000-piece puzzle we ordered at the very beginning of our time at home. We also spent nearly all day yesterday (though very little active time) making a sourdough challah:
Rainbow, after a little instruction, managed a four-strand braid that looked pretty professional, if you ask me!
Although it looked very good and had a great crispy crust, we found it to be very dense and a little dry. I might try it toasted with a little jam or Nutella, though!