One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Enjoying

May 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I’m totally enjoying my time off.  I definitely needed this week to do nothing, nothing work related anyway.  I’ve had social and fiber time for sure.

Monday I met Deb for lunch and knitting!  Managed to make a deal of progress on my handspun Caramel:

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I’m about a centimeter or two from starting the ribbing at the bottom.  Maybe today, or not.  Doing a bit of running around today, unlike yesterday when I didn’t leave the house!  I was busy bonding with Pegasus.  She has sealed bearings on the bobbins like the Golding (and the Sabrina which has since moved along)..

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I love the sealed bearings.  No need for greasing the shaft of the flyer.  No gunk on the hands when changing bobbins.  Smart engineering.

So what am I spinning on this?  A Loop batt that I picked up at MDSW.  Yes, this year.

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Fiber is merino, bamboo, tussah and angelina in the Lights Out colorway for a total of 40z.   Yesterday morning I finished the first two ounces:

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and went to work on the second 2.  I finished it last night.

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I foresee plying in my near future!  Production wheel indeed!  Oh yes, I do like this wheel.

Off to get a pedicure!  Craft on!

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Tags: Knitting · Spinning

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 --Deb // May 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I had fun at lunch, too, and got some decent progress done on my sock, too.

    Glad there was some spinning done on the Pegasus!

  • 2 SpinKnitLove12 // May 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    What’s it like spinning from a Loop batt? It sort of looks like a center pull ball. Fiber looks really soft!

  • 3 Mary // May 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, especially relating to spinning and knitting. (The kids are cute too, of course.) I hope to find a wee robin to buy someday, too, for traveling. I am pretty new to spinning, but I love it as much as knitting. As an “older” person beginning the spinning journey, I am impressed with the speed you have progressed in the skill. Thanks for sharing on your blog!