Saturday spinning update: skein of Night

I used some time on my holiday Monday to ply up the many yards of my Night singles. I tried really hard to get it all on one bobbin, but it wasn’t meant to be. I’ve got one enormous 680 yd skein (~150g) and another much smaller 90 yd skein (~20g). I love this stuff! It looks and feels great.

For now I’m just going to keep it & pet it for a while. The colour changes so dramatically depending on the light. I wonder what it would look like knit up.

Today I’ve made a start at spinning up the 2oz of Louet Rayon from Bamboo that I had on hand. It’s cemented the feeling that I had earlier when I tried their carbonized bamboo. It’s interesting, but it’s far from my favourite type of fiber to work with.

The colour is a bright purple that I’m sure I picked up with my daughter in mind. Perhaps I’ll have enough 2 ply to make her a little scarf or shawl at the end of this. I’m heading off to Rhinebeck next weekend, so who knows when this little bit of spinning will be completed.

Now that the kids are back to school I’ve noticed a serious uptick in the number of objects left in pockets. Here’s the current collection. Almost every load of laundry seems to have a tiny smooth pebble in it, despite my attempts to check everything before it goes in.

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3 Responses to Saturday spinning update: skein of Night

  1. kmkat says:

    The pockets objects could be a submission to this Tumblr:

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I used to have the same laundry problem when my husband returned from World Bank missions; no matter how thoughtfully I removed stuff from his pockets, something always managed to go through the wash. Most memorably, I accidentally did a load with some Indian rupees. Turns out they’re not colourfast. I still have a couple of sheets with large orange splotches! Hope to run into you at Rhinebeck. Did you see that there are no pot pie makers this year?

  3. Cookie says:

    LOVE the spinning!

    You find the best stuff in pockets.