Monthly Archives: December 2014

100 Days of Spinning – Day 65

I’m multi-tasking like crazy this evening, but YES I still got a good spinning session in. It’s getting easier to be consistent with my size (nice and thin) and slip into auto-pilot meditative mode, which is REALLY nice. I’ve probably … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 64

Just a quick spinning session tonight, it’s a little late and I’m tired. AND I want to go spend some quality time with the yarn I plied yesterday. It’s thinner than the first yarn I made with this wool. I’ve … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 63

Today I spun the other half ounce of the Falklands wool and plied it with yesterday’s. I used a higher plying ratio to match the higher spinning ratio. Everything held together (hooray!) and the two bobbins actually were very close … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 62

I spun another half-ounce of the Falklands wool today. I used a faster ratio (10 to 1) to put more spin in than before. I definitely noticed the difference in the twist. It will be interesting to ply it. Today … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 61

Today I spun the 2nd 1/2 ounce bobbin of the new Falklands wool, then plied it. As always, the plying was instructive. The singles I spun today was just fine, but the one from yesterday had several places where there … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 60

Merry Christmas!! Today was doubly great because 1) I started the new practice wool – the Falklands – and it is dreamy and 2) husband Mick got me a gift card to The Woolery for Christmas! The new wool is … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 59

Hooray!! The H57 is done!! Spun, plied, and hanging to dry. I have three remaining practice wools: half a pound of Falkland, half a pound of Blue-faced Leicester (yes! again!) and 4 ounces of organic Polwarth. I’ve already decided to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 58

Tonight was sort of frustrating – it was my “tired night” instead of Wednesday, due to tomorrow being Christmas Eve and some Wednesday things got shifted to today. BUT I got my spinning practice in. I’ll be glad wen I’ve … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 57

I fooled around some more today with my drafting technique, trying to use shorter movements to get the same thin even singles (the technical term for single-ply spun wool) that I’ve been doing with my semi-log draw. Why? So I … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 56

It was really nice today to have time to spin more/longer than I can manage during the week. I spun a whole bobbin today of the H57 – that leaves just one more bobbin and I’ll have finished all of … Continue reading

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