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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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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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

Sunday’s Other Work

More work today, but I also managed to make a lining for and finish the needle case that I knitted.

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Finally. I spent the morning being very patient.

Finally

I started on a handspun shawl I found on Ravelry, one that’s simple enough for me to try. I’m using my first handspun, but unfortunately, it’s wool. I’m afraid it won’t be a very useful shawl for me because it’s probably going to be a very warm one.

And So It Begins

An Unproductive Saturday

Didn’t get much done today. I did some work, but it was balanced by an equal part of unproductive procrastination, mainly involving the internet. I may have had too much coffee, maybe not enough. Not sure. Anyway…

I took my first two skeins and made center-pull balls.

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I spun a little.

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And, while I made a bit of progress with the tangled skein, it’s still winning.

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More work tomorrow. Hopefully, less unproductive procrastination.