So, if you’re counting, you’ll bust me for not riding on Day Two because I totally spaced it off. (I blame the sangria from the kickoff party). I managed to spin on Day Three and got a bobbin or so. This is Blue-Faced Leicester, which I can no longer name without hearing my husband chant “B-F-L! B-F-L!” cheerleader style.
In any case, day three saw some progress, about a half-bobbin of BFL, spun on the Kromski Polonaise, which is a beautiful wheel but much fussier than my Ladybug.
Day 3 Progress – 1/2 bobbin of B-F-L!
Day four saw continued progress on the same fiber, this time filling the bobbin. There’s a bit left but this stuff is lovely for hand-spindling so I think I may go ahead and ply.
Here’s the day four output:
Same BFL, this time with a full bobbin.
How about you? How’s your tour going? Have you fallen off your bike yet?
So Team Knitorious had an awesome kickoff party last night. In addition to consuming a metric tonne of food and a sizable quantity of sangria, we also spun quite a lot of yarn and taught at least one new spinner. That’s my favorite part – I love to bring new people to the craft!
Here’s my progress from last night – a nice bobbin full of BFL singles. I love to spin this stuff, it’s lovely.
Not a bad output considering I also had a glass of white sangria in hand most of the night.
And, for fun, a few pics of the festivities. I love these folks, as my friend Jean likes to say, they are my tribe.
Our Jean manning the drum carder.
Brady spinning up a storm on his new Majacraft wheel. I have serious wheel envy now.
Joy with a Turkish spindle. One of the best self-taught spinners I’ve ever met.
Donna (left) on her Louet and Melissa (right), our brand-new spinner, with a drop spindle. She is an amazingly quick study.