Today is the final day of TDF 12 and I finished the second bobbin of the latest BFL pulled from the bin. I will be plying this week and hopefully will have more than the pattern of 242 that I have gotten this summer. I ended with 16 ounces spun, which is a record TDF for me and I met my goal of spinning at least 15 minutes a day, with the exception of a beach vacation :) Now I need to figure out what to knit with my handspun....get to spinning, get to knitting.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
My TDF 12 continues and I 2 plyed the superwash BFL, Bitten (4 ounces). I am naming it Explicit, so kinky it deserves an X rating. It is SO kinky. I have about 246 yards of a sportish weight.
I love the colors and I love the feel, but frustrated that the last 3 braids I have spun have all been in the 240 yard range. Hey, at least I am consistent :)
But what to knit with 240ish sport weight yards????????????
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I finished 2 bobbins of the superwash BFL and that needs to be plyed.....sometime this week!
This bobbin has the 4 parts from the split. I will do the other whole part next and then plying magic will take place. I have no clue what it should look like then, but it will be a first for me!
Monday, July 16, 2012
We went on a little vacation to the beach and I wasn't able to spin for TDF, so I think I have been kicked off! Nah, just put on the sidelines, but home and back at it....spinning away. I 2 plyed the mystery BFL and have about 242ish yards and very pleased with the end yarn. Yep, it is kinky but I love it.
I stopped for some peanut butter cup chocolate ice cream, I'm in training you know! And split a superwash BFL braid. I have 4 ounces of this gorgeous roving and it is named "Bitten" from Pigeonroof Studios.
Oh, here is the reason I wasn't spinning....the beach! I had to throw in some random Poopies pictures...they are so cute!
Monday, July 09, 2012
I think the guy in the truck beside me was concerned that I was photoing my lap :)
|The Yarn Wench black cherry 1||I discovered that merino wool HATES me!!!|
This was my first trip down the spin-some-merino-lane and it was a rough ride. I had some kinky singles on the bobbins....while the merino rested I started on some BFL....ah love you BFL.
|Finley assisted in the spinning process|
|A mystery BFL in blues and grays and gorgeous all the way around!|
|BFL bobbin 1 almost complete...no clue what TDF days these are|
Ava graciously modeled the 2 plied merino, which resulted in 242ish yards and is very soft and making me happy. Though it kept giving me the stink eye on the wheel. Maybe I won't get rid of the remaining merino in the bins...though hiring a hit man to take it out was in the cards for a while.
|BFL bobbins 1 and 2 finished and ready to be plied, but no one here wants to ply them.....we are tired of plying|