Monday, 6 November 2017
Bits and pieces of finishing up
I spun up the rest of the grey BFL and got it plied. It's a nice yarn although not quite as soft as some BFL that I've spun. There is 225 g of plied yarn in total, so at least enough to do something with.
I've been washing up the two toned Shetland fleece. I almost tossed it a while back, because it had been sitting around and I'm getting a bit lazy and cranky, preferring to spin commercially prepped fibre when possible. However, I just couldn't do it. So I'm washing it up and will probably drum card it into batts for spinning, to blend that lovely colour nicely.
I have the rest of a lb of white merino that I'd purchased for one of the later levels of my Master Spinner homework. I'm spinning it up in a quest to get rid of some of the partial bags of fibre left. It dawned on me that I might want to blend this with some alpaca or even camel that I have sitting around as well, so I stopped after 1 bobbin full. I'd bought myself 2 oz of camel down as a treat after I sent my Master Spinner in depth study off - so maybe this is a good time to blend and spin it up.
Way too much real life stuff happening, which is getting in the way of the fun stuff though. I'm still practicing the banjo though. It's a daily time out for me, which I've come to rely on .