and welcoming in Autumn.Â Of course I’m talking about my latest wheel spinning expoits!
This is the Remembering Summer part… I have just washed and whacked the Apple Blossom Superwash BFL that I bought a while ago from Wildcraft
Fibre: Wildcraft Superwash BFL Top in Apple Blossom
Type: 3 ply fingering (16wpi)
I actually plied this at SOAR, but have been extremely lax in actually setting the yarn. But it’s really fluffed up nice and lovely… I have to think of a project for it now…
And this is the welcoming Autumn.Â This is what I’m working on at the moment on the wheel:
This is some Merino Silk from AllSpunUp. It’s gorgeous stuff to work with and the colours are absolutely stunning. It’s going to be a 2 ply and hopefully a little heavier than what I normally spin… we’ll see. 🙂
On the spindles I have the following:
Some Cashmere/Silk in Sage from Red Stone Yarns It’s gorgeous stuff to work with and I’m really enjoying spinning on a spindle! The spindle is my little Bosworth that Diane bought me a while back.
Also from Red Stone Yarns is some Merino/Silk/Angelina in Malachite:
This is an old picture and because I’m a bad blogger, I haven’t taken any new ones.. sorry. 😦
It’s being spun on my Wildcraft Walnut spindle and is turning out beautifully.
I have a bit of a dilemma about both of these now. I only have a sample of the Sage and will probably continue spinning it all on to the Bosworth and then Andean ply it, unless someone can come up with a better suggestion. As for the Malachite, it’s 1.5oz I’ve split the batt in two. Now, do I wind off the cop from the spindle into a centre pull ball and then spin up the rest of it and do the same, so I have two balls and then ply from that, or do I pull off the cop, spin the second lot and pull that off and then wind the two together into a ball and then ply it? I’m just hunting for ideas at the moment as spinning on a spindle and plying is a completely new prospect for me! Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Right, I’m off to do more spinning and maybe even start planning what Christmas pressies I need to be working on… eek.