Tag Archives: Merino-silk Blend

It’s Not the Same, But It’s Good

I’ve finally settled in to the fiber I’m working with now, the merino-silk blend that I wrote about before. I’m keeping it pretty well at the diameter I want, and I’m accustomed once again to how it handles. I finished … Continue reading

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Precision Drafting

I am reminding myself that I do this (spinning) because I like it. It’s fun and relaxing, at least most of the time. Why do I have to remind myself of this? Because right now, I’m a little frustrated. I … Continue reading

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The Last Bobbin…

This last bobbin of the merino/silk blend is taking a long time to finish, because I’m only able to spend about 15-20 minutes a day right now at my wheel. That’s part of my “lower the stress” program. I love … Continue reading

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Catching up

Yesterday was a tough day and I’m really glad for my spinning as a centering practice. It’s a meditation in its own way. After last week’s plying debacle I’m spinning the rest of this merino/silk blend in 4 chunks, matched … Continue reading

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Spinning Away

I’m working my way through the merino/silk blend, and doing much better at keeping the diameter even. The hardest is when I first start each evening, it always takes a minute to settle in. But tonight, even that was better. … Continue reading

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Valuable Lessons

There was a lot of swearing at my wheel tonight. I plied all the merino/silk blend that I spun over the last week, very nearly 4 ounces on one bobbin. I had thought to do it all via center-pull ball, … Continue reading

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Diameter Practice

I have committed to spinning this entire pound of merino-silk blend at a steady diameter. That will give me two things. First, the practice is excellent. Just like when I first started spinning, some days are going better than others. … Continue reading

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Settling in for a Long Haul – a Pound of Merino Silk Blend

I’m switching gears in my spinning for a while. I like making the wool/sari silk rolags, but I feel like doing something else for a while. One of the fiber purchases I made last year at SAFF was a pound … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Silk

I think I need to start blogging every day again about my spinning practice. It helps keep me focused. Also, it helps me pin down details about what I’m doing and gives me a way to look back if I … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Moving on

I have finished the last of the green fusion merino. It’s plied, soaked, and almost dry now. My desire to make it thicker worked, but I won’t do the WPI and know how much until it’s dry. I think I … Continue reading

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