Monthly Archives: December 2014

100 Days of Spinning – Day 55

Today I finished the 2nd bobbin of H57 and plied the two together. It came out very well. The twist looks really good. However, even though I weighed the wool out and they were the same, I still came out … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 54

It’s probably not a good idea to spin when you are in a hurry. Or stressed. BUT if I was going to get it in today, that’s what it had to be. And honestly, the act of sitting down at … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 53

Tonight’s practice was a little shorter than usual, but I still got in almost a half hour. While I was spinning I started thinking about what I will do with this yarn – the 2 ply is good enough to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 52

Wednesdays are my tiredest days. I get home late, and if I’m going to have challenges with spinning it seems like they most often happen on a Wednesday. Today was a good example of that. I started a new bobbin, … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 51

I’ve been thinking more about the comparison of my spinning practice to martial arts practice (last night’s reference to white belt work). It seems like a pretty apt comparison. Years ago, when I studied martial arts, we practiced simple movements … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 50

With today’s session, I’m halfway through my commitment to myself. I’m more convinced than ever that this daily practice is an excellent idea. I took a look back at old pictures from the first day or two – WOW. What … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 49

Tonight’s spinning was just nice. Pleasant. Easy. Enjoyable. I divided up the last of the H57 into 4 more or less equal chunks, and spun some of the first one. Here’s some info on the yarn I just plied, and … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday

Even though I’m spinning every day now, I’m still cooking on weekends to have yummy lunches and dinners for the week. Today was a little unusual for Sunday because we took a break in the middle of the day to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 48

Today I finished the second bobbin and plied the two together – I’m very happy! Everything held together, and it’s probably the most even yarn yet. Once it’s completely dry I’ll check the wraps-per-inch, weight, and length and compare that … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 47

It isn’t very glamorous, is it, the daily discipline of practice? The blow-by-blow “yes, I did it again today” with improvements and mistakes, good days and bad, frustrations and joy. However, I’m not doing any of this for glamor or … Continue reading

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