Saturday, June 7, 2014
I finished the second half of the singles for what will be Z's new pair of socks. The fiber is a silk and wool blend, dyed and carded by The Spinning Daisy and a generous and wonderful gift. I began spinning it back in February when Abby Franquemont was in town teaching and it languished for a while. I finished winding the two spindles full of singles into a plying ball last night and started plying today. I really enjoy plying on a spindle, especially when I roll the spindle between my hands, Andean style, to get a fantastic rate of twist insertion.
As a luxurious break I also have been spinning some Chasing Rainbows dyed bombyx top on my Moosie. This is the ultimate in luxury spinning and I have been doing ten minutes or so as a nice break from my normal hour or two of spinning every night.