One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

The Blues

January 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

It feels good to be blogging again, though I don’t know how many readers are still out there :/

I spent the last of the time off before returning to work taking time to enjoy my spinning wheels. Yes, I used more than one of them. I finished up spinning that really pretty blue/green fiber that I showed in my last post on the Pegasus. Using the slowest ratio (12:1), I split the fiber in half and spun a thin single onto two bobbins.

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I got scientific halfway through the second bobbin and weighed the first bobbin, weighed the second bobbin, weighed the remaining fiber, weighed an empty bobbin, did the maths and figured out which bobbin needed how much more fiber until it hit halfway.

When done, I set about plying it on the Golding, using the same ratio (turns out it’s middle ratio is 12:1) and the jumbo flyer…

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When done, I wound it off.  I now have 520 yards / 4oz of Merino/Silk to play with.  Should be able to get a decent little shawl out of it.  Might actually knit another Simple Yet Effective Shawl with this.

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One 4oz bag of fiber down.  Pounds and pounds to go 😉  I figure between being in the two fiber clubs (ITW and Spunky) I need to spin a tad more every month to keep my head above water and I drown in the accumulating stash.  We won’t talk about the sock yarn clubs I’m in.  Sigh.  To that end, off to spin a bit before bed!

Craft on!

Tags: Spinning