Fiber addict that I am, I followed Karen’s cue and dyed up some tops:
More of the millends from the SheepShed studio. I’ve already spun up some of the orangey red stuff, which is here:
My first thick’n’thin yarn! I haven’t measured the WPI yet but I was advised to measure three inch’s worth of the yarn and take the average of that as a result. The yardage is unknown as well. It was still a little damp in some places so I’ve hung it back up.
The other koolaid-ed fiber will also be spun up into thick’n’thin, as time allows. It will probably be a hat for someone who’s really helped me out a lot this year.
Speaking of fiber addicts, I met up with Karen, Tania(no blog), and Valerie at Tania’s place on Thursday for a spinning party! Between snacking, wine and good noodles( I had squid!!), we spun and knitted, and tried out Tania’s new Woollee Winder for her Schacht wheel. She still has the borrowed Kiwi that I got to try out and just like at Rhinebeck, there’s just something about the treadling that didn’t sit well with me.
I think the Reisling got to me, because I called myself plying more yellow and purple merino/wool/silk to get it off the bobbins and somehow managed to ply it in the SAME direction it was spun. I was just a-treadlin’ along, mindlessly. I even stopped to wonder WHY it was acting up on the bobbin.. After I got it off the niddy noddy, I realized my error. It shrank into a mess of twists like never before seen! Look!
I also tried to get my podcast down while in the company of such lovely ladies, but, somehow things didn’t pan out. I guess it’s back to the drawing board.