I’ve had a lot of fun spinning this year, and today I’ve spent some time looking back to see exactly what I did. I spun a wider range of fibers than before: Merino, Falkland, Rayon, Corriedale, Cashmere, Jacob, Targhee, Romney, BFL, Shetland, Silk, Polwarth, and Mohair. I made over 20 miles (33km) of singles, and more than 8 miles (13.5km) of finished yarn. I tried to do more than my default skinny skinny singles and I ended up with some bulky yarns. I did a true 6 ply. I learned a lot.
I won’t be actively looking for Corriedale, Romney, or rayon blends to spin. They’re not what I enjoy working with. I still love silk and merino. I’m looking forward to spinning some of the other breed-specific samples I’ve got stashed away (like the Manx-Laoughtan). I still have some clean Cotswold locks to spin up and I don’t want to forget about that experiment.
Here’s a look at what I’ve done this year: