And no knitting. Well, that’s not completely true. I have been knitting during my lunch walks, but at home, it’s been nothing but spinning.
I got bit by the spinning bug Sunday night. I just had to spin. So I pulled out my BFL in Aqua Moon from Three Waters Farm and finished the fiber. I was going to try Navajo plying it to keep the colors, but I’m just not sure yet. I ordered another BFL from them on Monday in the colorway Seafoam. On screen, it looks like a nice complement for the Aqua Moon, which isn’t available anymore. I think I’m going to try plying those together.
Before I tried that, I wanted to get a little plying practice. When I ordered my second drop-spindle, a bottom whorl this time, I received a small amount of yellow fiber. I spun that up Monday night and then plied it with some of the Merino/Bamboo/Silk blend I had on hand. (Long story, but I started spinning the MBS and then quit because it was too difficult. Because I don’t like wasting anything, I kept my failed spin anyway). The two-ply was actually quite easy! I don’t know what I’ll use such a small amount of yarn for, but I like how it turned out!
Since finishing that, I’ve started spinning the MBS again. It’s just so soft! The one thing I’m not hugely excited about is fluff gets everywhere. Little hairs will fly into the air while I’m spinning. It gets on my clothes, hands, and worst of all, on my face. I have to periodically pause and get rid of loose fiber bits. Still, it’s soft. Because it’s still natural fiber, I’m going to try dyeing it when I’m all done. The different kinds of fiber in the mix should take up the dye differently, giving an interesting look. I’m excited to see what turns out!
I’m a little addicted. Can you tell? It’s also true I’m playing too much with Instagram (hence the oddly outlined and dark photos)!