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SPA Spinning 2017

SPA was fabulous, as always. I mean, really, what’s not to love about friends and fiber, food and drink? And speaking of fiber, today I am going to share with you the fruits of my labors from my time away.

I spun, between Thursday and Sunday, five 4 oz batts of singles. That may not sound like much to you non-spinners but it’s actually a pretty significant amount of fiber. It was all Enchanted Knoll and it’s all gorgeous!

This one is called Freshly Signed Divorce Papers. Notice the little bit of red to signify the blood that was shed.

The card for this one is lost but I call it Norwegian Wood. I love all those shades of brown.

Roses in the Snow. Looks a little more orange here than it really is, it’s actually very pink.

Diamond in the Rough. I love these silvery singles and expect this will be the first one I ply.

This one, called Into the Mystic, was purchased on Saturday and spun on Saturday night and Sunday morning. That’s probably the faster turn around time in this spinner’s history.

I think I say this every year but I’ve come home from SPA completely in love with spinning again. I vow that I will spin at least weekly from now on and I’m pretty sure the secret to that is finding a good place at home to keep a wheel set up and ready to go. Wish me luck!

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  1. I told Shawn I want to set my spinning stool and wheel up in the corner of our living room, so we’ll see how that goes! I’d love to spin more regularly – of course since I spin once or twice a year, anything would be an improvement on that.

  2. Your yarns are all gorgeous—what are you going to make with them?

    Have you seen the little Cricket looms? I have one, and I love it. It is very simple to warp and use, and it is just so exciting to make fabric with your handspun.

    I wish there were more hours in a day. I have been knitting allot, so I haven’t had as much time to spin, and I miss it.

  3. You’re spinning is beautiful and I’m happy to see you get back into the groove. Looking forward to hearing how you’re wish to spin weekly goes.

  4. Lovely colors – especially Diamond in the Rough. I am so tempted, but I do NOT need another hobby…particularly one which I know absolutely nothing about – lol.

  5. I came home and plied last night. It does remind me too that spinning is super fun. Now, to keep up with it!

  6. (Now that I’ve Googled plying…:-)) That yarn is just gorgeous. I really like the Freshly Signed Divorce Papers! Welcome home!

  7. I do hope you find a permanent spot at home for your spinning wheel because I’d love to see more spinning! looking forward to the plying and the knitting too!

  8. Lovely spinning! I love all the different colors.

    I always want to spin more and the only time I did was when I had the wheel next to my computer and spun while taking mini breaks from Ravelry. Now, I tend to only use the computer on Sunday to load the Ipod with podcasts and no knitting at all is getting done. Everything else is done on the Chromebook no the couch.

  9. Beautiful Spinning. Can’t wait to see the plied and even knitting that will result from your wonderful weekend,

  10. Maybe there needs to be a weekly spinning update to get you in the habit? Can’t wait to see what you make with these pretties.

  11. I’m not a spinner, but that still sounds like a lot of fiber to me, and all of it lovely. I’m especially fond of Diamond in the Rough, and all the names are great!

  12. Wow! Your spinning is just beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you decide to make with all your new yarn. I love the ‘Into the Mystic’ colorway! I’m a very beginner spinner, and it is so much fun-once you get the ‘hang’ of using a wheel. Your pictures inspired me to keep at it, and I can see progress every time I spin a bit more. Thanks for taking us on your getaway!

  13. You got SO much spinning done!! Such pretty fiber. We had to skip SPA this year so we really appreciated seeing everybody’s photos.

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