A few weeks ago I signed up for Summer Spinning. Kristi started this program and I couldn’t resist. After all, the only requirement was to set a spinning goal for the summer.
Being an over-achiever, I set 3 goals:
1. Spin twice a week
2. Finishing spinning the Romney that I bought last February at SPA.
3. Knit something with my handspun yarn
So far, so good. I’ve managed to spin at least twice a week since the start of Summer Spinning. Spinning more regularly has had some pleasant results.
I finished spinning the Foxfire batts and I Navajo plied the singles. I love the way this yarn came out!
Can you see the sparkles? And how it’s mostly even? Honestly, it’s the best I’ve done. I’ve got two skeins and it might just wind up as socks.
I also spun some purple for July’s Project Spectrum. This was a gift from my Secret Pal, Cecily and I have a nice little skein of purple merino. Yummy.
AND, I finally finished spinning that Romney. This has been on the Reeves since the day I bought it and I was just plain sick of it. Really, two bags of the stuff was more than I should have purchased. Truth be told, it was all Juno’s fault. She stuck my hand in a bag when I wasn’t looking and next thing I knew I had bought two bags. Go big or go home indeed.
That’s my Summer Spinning so far. Sitting down at the wheel twice a week has been a pleasure and I feel confident that I can keep at it. Finishing the Romney is a huge relief.
Knitting with my own handspun, though? That’s going to be the real challenge since mostly I just stick my handspun on a shelf. And then when people visit I shove it in their face and say, “See this?!? I made this!!!” Most people aren’t all that impressed. Maybe if I show someone a finished project and say, “See this?!? I spun this yarn and knit this scarf with it!!!” then they’ll be impressed.
But I doubt it.