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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spinning!

Aguas merino 
So here's something you haven't seen in a while - spinning!  I started this well over a year ago, possibly almost two years ago (the exact date is in my spinning notebook which is in the other room).  The fiber is Malabrigo Nube in Aguas.  I have eight ounces of it total.  My original plan was to spin the eight ounces of this, plus spin eight ounces each of two more colors/fibers (for a total of 24 ounces) and then make a three ply yarn - one ply of each fiber - which would be enough for a sweater.  As I was spinning this (my first bobbin), I realized I wasn't entirely sure that I still wanted to do that.  It occurred to me that I could instead spin three bobbins of the Aguas, ply those together and still have eight ounces of spun yarn in the end.  A bit of playing with the scale and some re-sorting of fiber and I was ready to go.

What you see here is the first third of my fiber.  I should get a heavy fingering weight or light sport weight yarn when this is all finished.  On the other hand, merino tends to fluff up quite a bit, so it's possible that it could be bigger.  Can you tell that I didn't sample?  Yeah, bad spinner. 

I can't remember the last time I really did any spinning and I really need to practice more.  I need to get back into the habit and be more consistent. 

I also should note that for whatever reason, Max feels that when I spin, he should be sitting on my lap (preferably on the fiber).  Never mind the treadling, that doesn't seem to bother him, he'll just curl up and go to sleep.  Since Max isn't much of a lap cat, I've been doing what I can to keep him happy!

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