Monthly Archives: November 2014

100 Days of Spinning – Day 34

Today was huge. It started, really, yesterday. I was not very happy with the way the 3-ply Blue Leicester came out, and I realized that I had allowed myself to become emotionally invested in something I’m still really new at, … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 33

Good thing this is practice wool. First, I was right about the learning curve with the Lazy Kate. Where to put it, the best way to use the “pigtail” (the little metal curlicue), how to make the tension band work … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 32

The Blue Leicester is all spun!!! In a long session this evening, with just a couple of breaks, I spun the last 2 ounces. So I’m all ready to try the 3-ply tomorrow. Yay! Then I’ll be ready to move … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 31

Today I finished the second bobbin for the 3-ply finale for the Blue Leicester, and started the third. I’m spinning thin again for sure, but I really think it’s good. I’ll know soon if I’m kidding myself! Last night I … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 30

Today feels like longer than 30 days since I started this. Today’s practice went MUCH better than yesterday, thank goodness. I noticed that I’ve been spinning thinner again – not really on purpose, but now with more control than I … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 29

You know the old saying: “Two steps forward, one step back”? Today’s practice felt like the one step back. It took me a while to get my rhythm, and I made several dumb mistakes. One of them more than once. … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 28

I’m almost at the end of the Blue Leicester wool, and I’ve decided that the next time I ply I’m going to try a three-ply yarn, and use the Lazy Kate that came with my spinning wheel. What’s a Lazy … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 27

I did SO much better today at keeping the yarn even! I really could tell that I was staying right on top of it. My worst problem (so far) has been when too many fibers get caught in the twist … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 26

I promise I am not showing the same pictures over and over! Every day I take a new picture of that day’s work… they look a lot the same because I am working my way through a pound of this … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 25

Today I spun a bit to finish the bobbin I’ve been working on, then plied it. I’m happy to say that this yarn came out pretty well. It didn’t break at all, I managed to avoid that “too-thin” problem entirely. … Continue reading

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