My knitting mojo isn't so great right now. I'm willing it to improve, but it's stubborn. It is a part of me, after all, and it has been said that I don't have a un-stubborn bone in my body. My spinning mojo, however, is strutting around like a peacock, puffed up with its own importance. At least I have something going, right?
I harnessed all that peacockish enthusiasm and finished a sweater spin I've been working on. The wool is undyed grey Finn, purchased at Woolgatherings. I'll be striping it with some rainbow handspun.
I made a woolen-spun traditional 3-ply, and chain plied the leftovers so I used every hair of my fibre.
Total weight: 454g, total length: 914m/999yd, grist: DK.
Next, I knocked some sense into my stash-hoarding self and cracked out one of my precious Inglenook Fibers Hobbit Club batts. The colourway is White Council - Dawn at Imladris.
I spun this beauty quick and dirty as a worsted spun gradient chain ply. It was a perfect spinning experience and I adore the way the various shiny synthetic fibres make the whole thing glow.
Total weight: 112g, total length: 129m/141yd, grist: bulky.
My current spinning project is a doozy. I'm trying to make just over 200g of merino/yak into 1500 yards of laceweight 2ply. Yikes.