In Which There Was Little to No Progress

Well, I’m not managing to get much of anything done lately, but here’s a roundup of odds and ends that I managed.

About half the Aegean superwash is spun. I haven’t plied or set the twist yet, though. Not sure what I’m going to do for plying.

Spun Aegean

I (mostly) finished off the Blackface and Corriedale (what’s left is for spindle fun). I still need to ply this bobbin with gold thread and then set the twist.

More Blackface and Corriedale

I dug out some Halloween fabric that my sister gave me. Haven’t done anything with it, though.

It's Coming

I broke down and got a swift and ball winder in the interests of my sanity.

Ball Winder

And, so then I made some balls. (The white was wound sloppily on a nostepinne.)

Balls o' Yarn

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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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