Some more actual blogging.
So you might have noticed in one of the recent updates, a yarn I hadn’t talked about here.
So I use an older stove to do my dyeing on. Periodically it gets cranky and throws a temper tantrum, basically heating to “high” no matter what temperature it’s set at. This ends up boiling the fiber.
Boiling doesn’t completely ruin the fiber, but it does make little felty bits around the edge. Felty bits make it not particularly salable, for obvious reasons. So, instead, I decided to spin it myself since I haven’t spun much rambouillet. 8oz is a pretty big spin for me too.
Now, I’d have liked to spun this longdraw to really take advantage of the fluffy springiness of the rambouillet, but with the felty bits it wasn’t really possible. So I spun it a short-leaning point-of-twist draw.
Two moderately full bobbins of singles. Still plenty of space on them though. Time for plying!
Of course 8oz is more than fits on a single bobbin, even on the SR30.
Making a big and a small skein.
All finished, with a moderate fulling.
622 yards of yarn! Yay.
And my current spinning project, 1k yards of BFL for a commission.
Since this is for someone’s specific project I actually made myself a reference card.
I’m spinning short draw for this because the person wants shine over halo. Allowing in some amount of thickness shift, here’s the first 8oz, plied with a bit of singles left.
8oz plied, have to spin a little more to get to 1k yards. About halfway there. Yay!
I’ve missed spinning more. It’s fun. Gobo likes my spinning too.
And now gratuitous springtime shots. Double flowering bloodroot.
That’s all for now!