Tag Archives: Merino

My Daily Spin – Day 113

I had great hopes for quicker progress with this first “real” spinning of the merino, but no. Life is what it is, and I still get in at least SOME spinning time every day. I’m a little over 3/4 done … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 110

I had a hard time settling down at the wheel tonight. I’m feeling pretty scattered these days, between Mick being gone and his mother so ill, and work being brain-suckingly intense, and a bunch of smallish tasks here at home … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 109

It was an exciting day today – the Cats released a little bird into my office this morning. I didn’t actually see it then, but there were some feathers in the hall and the cats were in my office behaving … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 108

So yes, the 100 Days of Spinning are over, but I am still spinning every day. I am as fast and even now with this merino as I got with the Falklands, and I’m very happy about that. The only … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 99

Wow, Day 99. I started this 100 days as a commitment to practice, to learning, to making sure that I gave myself some sort of real foundation to gain a new skill. Showing up every day for the blog has … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 98

Today I swatched the OMG-it-finally-balances! merino 2-ply from yesterday. I did that before spinning more so I could see how I like it. I’ve found that swatching can reveal things about the yarn that are not otherwise apparent. I’m happy … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 97

Today was devoted to finding the right combination of spinning twist and plying twist to get a balanced merino. I’m finally there. One thing that happened: I’m pretty much up to “normal” speed with spinning, and I noticed I was … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 96

Another night of merino mini-sample. I spun 2 more bobbins of about 2 grams each and plied them. I had planned to use 11 treadles per “pull”, but decided to do 12 instead. My thinking was, 3-ply is going to … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 95

It was the night of the mini-sample. I spun two little bobbins, about 2 grams each, and plied them. I like the ratio I’ve been spinning them at, which is 12:1, but as I mentioned last night I have not … Continue reading

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100 Days of Spinning – Day 94

Tonight I plied the 2 singles of the merino, and I now have a good illustration of what “underplied” looks like when checking balance in yarn. I had been confused about which direction of twist in the final skein means … Continue reading

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