I actually got the chance to sit and spin Saturday evening for about 5 hours before Scott got home. It was so nice.
I finished spinning this…
And I started spinning this….
And it is looking like this, so far.
Also, I finally got the yarn I call Blackwatch wound off onto my click reel. This skein is around a pound in weight, and, this weekend, I’ll get the yardage for you.
It is fingering weight, and here it is as compared to a nickel. It is as beautiful as I thought it was going to be. And this is the absolute best yarn I have ever spun. Usually, once it is plied and skeined off, there is still some unbalance to it, but usually not much, maybe a turn. This baby came off the skein so perfectly balanced that I danced around and made Scott admire it. He was duly impressed, then went back to work on the computer. I am so proud of this yarn I want to take it out and show it to everyone I meet.
What am I going to do with it? I am going to put it up for sale in my shop. EEEEK!!! I know! I really loved spinning this, and if I were to keep it, I know what I’d do with it, but there might be someone out there who wants it even more than I do, so there you are. It should be up by the end of this weekend.
As for the shop, here is a bit of an update. I’ll have the rest of the pictures back up tomorrow night. When my store crashed, it crashed but good. And this was a good thing! Really! Scott ignored how the instructions said was the best way to set it up and set it up in a manner that is both easier to update and view for the customer. We both win with this one, folks!!
Back to the spinning news.
This yarn is a single and is nearly 8 ounces. The fiber above it is what I plan to spin to ply it with. Originally, I had intended to use this as a single, but it really doesn’t want to become what I wanted it to become, and it is winning. There ain’t nuthin’ worse that pouting yarn. The fiber that is above it is that wonderful brown Corriedale that Sandy got back from processing back in February. I bought 8 ounces from her.
I hope to get to spin on tonight night, since Thursday is my designated night of rest. Then more this weekend after working on the house and getting a couple of looms prepped for the upcoming workshop. It’s nice to be busy creatively.