This was my first week in a very long time working all 5 days, so I’ve been a bit tired and not spinning as much as usual. I did manage to finish all of the singles of the Fleece Artist merino/silk, but then I had to let them rest:
That night I still had some energy so I went and got my Jan. 2012 SCF club package (Vista on SW BFL), and decided it was time to try something new. I turned it into fauxlags after watching David’s video and reading his description again. I had been trying to figure out what I could use to roll them. I didn’t want to use a giant rolling pin. Then I had a breakthrough. David said somewhere that he uses a dowel now. I glanced over at my table and saw my niddy noddy. I disassembled it and I was off to the races.
Of course once I’d made all these cute little rolls I had to try spinning them. Wonderful! Easy to work with and I’m getting amazing heathered looking singles. After I’d spun about a quarter of them I decided I was going for a four-ply yarn, so the first bobbin was full. I switched back to the Fleece Artist and spent a couple of hours plying. The result is a very interesting skein of 2 ply, about 585 yards in 93 grams. I quite like it but I have no idea how I’d use it.
This week’s project is to finish spinning up all the fauxlags. It may not come to pass because I’ve also got to finish planning & preparation for a birthday party for my soon-to-be-8-year-old girl. Oh, and I’m knitting her a dreadfully vibrant neon pink scarf, per her request. I’m busy. But those little rolls of yarn are terribly tempting. They each only take a few minutes to spin.
You, my dear, can spin anything into wonderful yarn.