I did a lot of plying this weekend.
On Sunday I:
Baked chocolate chip cookies.
Spent some time spinning. The fiber is a Hello Yarn monthly installment, it’s a combo of merino, bamboo and nylon. I’m thinking socks.
Did some knitting. This is the project I started on Saturday and it’s a sweater for Dale. The pattern is the Spartan Sweater from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006.
Made jambalaya. It was goooooood.
I also watched football (boo Pats), blocked the Stupidly Easy Triangular Shawl, and packed up a box full of love to send to Hannah.
It was a good day.
The Tour de Fleece started this week and I am in! My goal: spin up all these bags of Hello Yarn Fiber Club installments.
That’s a lot of 4 oz bags!
My first day of spinning was Sunday rather than Saturday but I’ve been going great guns ever since, managing to spin a bag a day, even on my working days.
Sunday/Day 1: “Thrive” Corriedale Wool Top Feb 09
Monday/Day 2: “Peat” Superwash Merino Wool Top March 09
Tuesday/Day 3: “Five Plum Pie” Hand-Dyed Falklands Wool Top May 09
Wednesday/Day 4: “Alpine” Romney Wool Top July ’09
Just keep spinning. Just keep spinning.
I feel like Dory in “Finding Nemo”.
Remember all those singles I showed you last week? There were 4 bobbins full in one photo plus 3 center pull balls in another photo. That’s a lot of singles, dear reader!
I’ve been plying like crazy to get them finished and – behold! They are singles no more!
It was a regular sweatshop around here, I tell you, but it feels great to have empty bobbins and 7 finished skeins of yarn.
Now I can go ahead and fill them up again!
I have a confession to make. I haven’t spun in several weeks. And here’s the thing – I want to spin. So what’s the problem, you ask? All my bobbins are full.
That’s only 4 but there are 3 others that are full that didn’t make it into the photo shoot.
I also have 3 center pull balls that I wound off of bobbins before SPA.
This means that I have to ply before I can spin. And I don’t want to ply. Plying is boring. Plying is tedious. Plying is not fun.
But if I ply then I will have finished yarn and then I can spin again. So I will ply.
I won’t be happy about it, though.