Aegean Superwash Hand-Dyed Longwool Roving

It’s what’s next.

Aegean Superwash Hand Dyed Longwool Roving

And, look how wonderfully not thick it is—on the wheel. I love it.

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Handspun Boomerang Shawl

Late last night (technically, early this morning), I finished the handspun boomerang shawl. (I feel like I need a better picture, but surely taking random pictures for the internet is not reason enough for a sane person to buy a dress form.)

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I have to say that, as a beginner, I’m very fond of bulky yarn and big needles. The shawl I’m making in fingering weight yarn is not even a foot long on its longest side, and I started the two at nearly the same time. Apparently, beginning spinner’s yarn is not all a bad thing. I used my first finished yarn from both spindle and wheel, a Blackface and Corriedale blend plied with gold thread. I may still dye it; I haven’t decided yet.

All Work and No Play…

…makes me mess up when I try to make a bag again. My squared corners are less than squared on the tote bag. I even messed up both sides so there is no good side. Oh, well. I’m not terribly fond of brown anyway.

Yet Another Tote Bag

So, I finished spinning the 8 oz. of Black Icelandic and started plying it with silver rayon thread. I managed to mess that up too in a couple of places.

Black Icelandic Plied with Silver Rayon Thread

Too much work? Probably not. Probably just too much caffeine.

Hey, Niddy Noddy

The normal niddy noddy finally came in the mail today, so I made a skein and washed the wheel-spun yarn along with the remainder of the spindle-spun.

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2-Yard Niddy Noddy vs. 0.8-Yard Niddy Noddy

I also finished plying the first bobbin of singles onto the second bobbin of plied yarn. I had to go out to get more gold thread.

Second Bobbin of Plied Yarn

But, mostly, it was just another day of editing.

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Wednesday Workday

Today was a fairly full workday, so I didn’t get much else done besides a nap and a little knitting.

Shawl in Progress

Shawl in Progress

I’m still waiting on a regular size niddy noddy to finish my wheel-spun yarn. I’m really not sure why it’s taking over four days for it to get here from Ohio. I also have some fiber that’s all but lost in the mail, considering its last location was Los Angeles (coming from Quebec) and it’s been in the mail since the 17th.

Oh, I also picked a book up at the library.

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No-Tacos-for-Me Tuesday

This…

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…is the only thing I accomplished today beyond making it to various doctors’ appointments.

I decided I needed a non-black project bag so as to hide the cat fur that will accumulate on it. It was showing up way too prominently on the camera print bag with the solid black bottom. And bothering me.

Random post script: I bought a bunch of YKK zippers off Etsy, and I love them.

Not-So-Manic Monday

Sunday night, I started another shawl, this time with someone else’s handspun—you know, the consistent kind.

Someday a Shawl

Monday, I started plying the wheel-spun Blackface and Corriedale with gold thread so that I’ll have yarn for the first shawl.

Blackface and Corriedale Blend Plied with Gold Thread

But, I had to stop when I filled the bobbin, so I still have some singles left to ply.

Remaining Blackface and Corriedale

I also (mostly) filled the Black Icelandic bobbin. In any case, I stopped spinning it so I could ply.

Black Icelandic