Spinning

10-brn-singles-f.jpgI’ve been spinning away on this brown merino x roving on and off for the past month, and this is all I have to show for it. Don’t get me wrong. I love the wool, but I’ve been spinning away at it at night, when I’m tired, and I’ve been under a lot of stress with family stuff lately. So, I just wasn’t paying as much attention to the spinning as I should have.

What’s wrong? Well, the wpi count for the end of the bobbin is approximately 56 wpi. And the yarn at the start of the bobbin is, eh-hem, 24 wpi. Over twice the thickness. Sigh. The good news is that I think it was only that thick in the first 10 yards or so. The remaining 1000 yards (?) should be fairly consistent.

I planned on making a 3 ply yarn with this (and that will even out in the finished yarn even more), so I have another 2 bobbins to go before I can start plying. And I have a beautiful red merino x that I wanted to spin up in a 3 ply also to do some colorwork with. I think it would make a beautiful sweater for my sweetie, who has gone above and beyond the call to help my family through our current crisis, while still trying to deal with his own father.

10-merino-2ply.jpgAfter all that dark colored spinning, I jumped back in with these colorful kettle dyed merino x rovings in worsted weight. Do you realize that I don’t have a single pair of socks made with my own handspun? I know. What a mind blowing revelation. I will need to remedy that.

I can justify casting these on since I finished a pair of footies for Martin and ripped that other sweater out. That’s one new project for knocking 2 WIPs out of the way. That’s fair, isn’t it?