Can it really be almost four months since the last post here? Perhaps if I post each day during November some memories, events and projects that happened during those months will get recorded. Rather than trying to write a novel in November, as many people attempt by writing so many words per day, posting here daily will be my goal.
Morning walks were resumed in August with my neighbor and her young Irish Wolfhound. The spindle has been filled a couple of times during those walks. 100 grams on this spindle.
My Victoria wheel has been seeing almost daily action spinning about 6 ounces that are now in the process of chain-plying to preserve the color.
The yarn is my second attempt for a friend. The first time I split the roving in half to spin the singles For some mysterious reason the yarn didn’t take to plying properly. Even after being respun onto another bobbin it’s still inconsistent with some very loosely spun areas. Any ideas what I did wrong? It’s disheartening to have this happen after all these years of spinning and not know a solution?
I was able to buy more of the same Mallard color way from sweet Carolyn of Greenwood Fiberworks at Oregon Flock & Fiber Fest in September this time buying extra with the intent to chain-ply to better preserve the color blends and yet have plenty of yardage.
Almost 1/2 of it is now plyed. I’m not thrilled with the joining/loop areas but I’m hoping that they’ll smooth out in the wash. I really want to do justice to this beautiful fiber!
Time to get back to plying this evening…