A Satisfying Spin

Made it: The third November in a row to post every single day.

November will go out with spinning.

Waiting for the Picperfic fibre to cross the ocean for the September/October Challenge in the Revelry Jenkins Yarn Tools forum I remembered a long term project that I should finish for spinning autumn colors. (If you have a Jenkins spindle, please join the December Challenge fun, it’s not too late! )

This is the fiber and spindle I used to in the video Ply-on-the-Fly with a Turkish Spindle.

Three years later and it still wasn’t all spun. It’d been used at shows and classes to demonstrate the POF method. I dug it out of the workshop tub, took a picture to document how many grams were already spun. Time to finish spinning it so it could be worn.

The last push to finish.My little buddy during morning walks
Only a few grams left to spin and ply.
It’s a wrap!Soaked and skeined.
50 grams of 50 / 50 baby camel / silk gifted to me in 2012 became
150 yards of cushy soft yarn.

It’s going to be a wonderful neck warmer or small scarf.

Grateful for:
– finishing a very satisfying spin which produced lovely yarn.
– a good, brisk walk
– the rain holding off until we rounded the last corner for home
– a decent work-through of several pieces of music for upcomingChristmas events
– meaningful prayer time at the church


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

5 thoughts on “A Satisfying Spin”

  1. fabulous ply on the fly! I really want to learn to do this but I fear it will feel a bit like rubbing my head and patting my tummy at the same time!

  2. Beautiful! And thank you for sharing that video – I made one myself years ago when I was learning how to ply on the fly on a top-whorl spindle; I’m delighted to see how it’s done on a Turkish spindle!

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