I have been able to spin again for about a week and I am working on a super secret project for publication. I am having fun, but am not going to post details or photos, since it is, after all, souper seekrit.
I am also planning on what I will do for the tour de fleece, which if you have not heard of it, is a spinning challenge that runs at the same time as the tour de france. This year I have two goals, to work with my Andean Pushkas on spinning Shetland for the Shetland Blanket caper, and to work with my attache charkha spinning cotton for weaving yarn. I have not used the charkha in several months and it is a shame as it is such a beautiful piece of both engineering and of woodworking.
The Shetland is from a free fleece friends and I were given at Shepherd's harvest 2013. It has some major cotting and second cuts, but I enjoy a challenge and am having fun saving it. I have a third of it spun up, but nothing plied yet. The cotton I will be spinning is some of Sally Fox's naturally colored cotton. I think I will start with the brown. I have a lb each of brown, green, and white. A friend has volunteered to weave the cotton I spin into fabric and I need to get spinning so she can