I’m on vacation, did you know? It’s great! This week I’m home, hanging around, knitting, spinning and relaxing. Next week we’re off to Cape Cod for the week. Me, Dale, Hannah, Mason and Dixie. You’ve got to love a rental where you can bring the dog and cat!
So, I have some spinning to show you. Abigail is truly settling in now and we’re getting along well. Dale cleaned up the bobbin and flyer a bit for me with some very fine sandpaper and she’s spinning beautifully since then. Here’s the first skein she and I have made together:
It’s Coopworth, nothing special, just what I had brought with me when I went to try her out. I think there’s about 140 yards there and it’s probably the finest yarn I’ve spun yet. Here’s a close up:
Truly, not bad. And if it was anyone’s but my own, I’d say it was great.
I’ve also been spending some time with Rosie. After spinning that Romney for so long I decided she needed something colorful on her bobbin so I’ve been spinning the batt I bought from Indigo Moon.
The colors are gorgeous and this stuff practically spins by itself. And Rosie and I have a wonderful relationship so it’s a real joy to spin with her.
My other goal for the summer was to knit with my own handspun and I finally am doing just that. It’s just a simple scarf and the yarn is pretty thick/thin (which was actually what I was aiming for when I spun it) but I’m really enjoying the handspun! It’s about time, eh?