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Monday, February 05, 2007

You know what they say about rabbits

I think its happening with the Opalessence roving. Yesterday I decided to time myself as I spun on it and after 4 1/2 hours (not uninterrupted, but I didn't time the interruptions either) of spinning, I barely finished the second ounce of roving. I still have one more ounce to go before I finish this second bobbin and I can move on to something else. The only thing I can figure out is that maybe the Angora in the blend is doing what bunnies do best, and making more faster than I can spin. I mean I realize that spinning anything this fine is going to take a while, but I'm pretty sure the pile of unspun roving in my lap was actually getting bigger. I think this week I'm going to try to spin on the Opalessence for at least 1 hour a day and I also really need to get the pattern for Mindy's Stole written up, so I'm going to be working on that. I might have to let Finn and Ramius blog some this week.



Blogger Vanessa said...

Yes it does take a long long time to spin lace weight - After about 20 hour on my first bobbin of my recent spinning adventure - I stopped counting. I couldn't believe it was true. But it was! One thing is for sure, the end result is stunning! It is so worth it. Your spinning this Opalescence is gorgeous!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow, that is some thin spinning. It is going to be gorgeous.

12:30 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

That laceweight is coming out beautifully! Am looking forward to seeing the final product.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

The comment about rabbits is really funny. I'm sure it feels like it is multipling.

3:15 PM  
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