Saturday spinning update: too much?

Ok, I’m a little late posting today. Perhaps that’s because hubby was here:

Yes, he was watching the Binghamton Senators live as they won game 5 of the Calder Cup. 1 more win & they’ve got it! And so I was at home with the little monkeys doing various things that didn’t include updating the blog.

This week has been great for spinning. I finally finished my Cupcake Fiber Company batts (Cobalt colour, 85% BFL/15% silk). After washing, I’ve ended up with a respectable 800 yards of 2 ply in 170 grams, with a wpi somewhere around 18 or 19. It’s a nice rich blue with a bit of a shine and I love it.

I also finished off the sample fiber that came with the lovely Golding spindle Joan surprised me with. I’ve got a little natural wool skein that’s about 73 yards of 3 ply in 50 grams with about 10 wpi. It turns out that I can spin on a heavier spindle!

Oh, and then because I wasn’t feeling like stopping, I spun up the Lampyridae batt I won from the Phat Fiber blog. Here’s a before & after:

It’s a 137 yard skein (2 ply) weighing 40 grams. It’s sparkly and it’s not exactly my colour, but I have a feeling it’ll go nicely with something else. I’m not sure about that yet.

Don’t worry, I still haven’t set down my spindle(s). I’ve started a gorgeous purple merino/cashmere braid from Turtlepurl. I may be at it for a while because I’m pleasantly stunned at how skinny I’m spinning it.

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3 Responses to Saturday spinning update: too much?

  1. kmkat says:

    Oh, the color of that Cobalt Cupcake is stunning! So are the others, but that one really struck me.

  2. Cookie says:

    Wonderful spinning!

  3. Anna says:

    The blue is really wonderful