Right There! I Can See It!

Look what is showing through my once-enormous pile of turquoise fiber.

I Can See The Bottom!

I Can See The Bottom!

This is all I was able to make before running out of purple locks to stick into the thin single.

The Finished Lumpy

The Finished Lumpy

Actually, I’m rather glad I ran out. It was getting a little tiring. I have a few chunks of badly felted locks left, but they don’t look as pretty as the ones in the yarn. That enormous skein on the end was what I got done yesterday. Oh, by the way, all the stuff you’re seeing here are things I got done yesterday. It was late when I got around to winding things down, so I didn’t get this up until now. I shall try to be better about that.

I’m learning that movies are great for the Walking Wheel. I can crank out an ounce of spinning (a full bobbin) in about a half hour, so it adds up. Last night we watched The Quiet Man, which is a long one. I spun four bobbin-fulls, added that to the one I finished up on Christmas, and put the whole stack of Rebecca bobbins together. It’s really coming along. And I can see the bottom of that basket-full, too. Not as empty as the turquoise, but getting there. A couple more movies should do it.

A Tower Of Singles

A Tower Of Singles

I spun about an eighth of an ounce on the New Zealand wool, decided that the spindle was getting too heavy to spin well, and wound it off onto a tube.

Tube Full and New Beginning

Tube Full and New Beginning

I did begin on the next spindle full. But I’ve come to the conclusion that spindle spinning is really really slow. Good for enjoyable spinning, bad for time-crunched projects.

I’m having to keep the New Zealand tube separate from the Rebecca tubes because they look a lot alike. New Zealand is slightly whiter than the other, but it’s best not to take chances.

You may have noticed that I still have some turquoise fiber left. I decided to spin it up into some three-ply light worsted. It’s almost all spun onto the bobbin. Then I just need to ply it! One more thing almost checked off of the list.

Turquoise Single

Turquoise Single

3 Responses to Right There! I Can See It!
  1. Mama Mentor
    December 28, 2008 | 12:55 am

    My, you’ve been a busy little bee! And it all looks so pretty! I don’t think you’ll have any problem meeting your goal.

  2. Rebekah
    December 28, 2008 | 10:14 am

    Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. :)

    And as for making my goal, I’m starting to think that myself.

  3. Brat's Hats
    December 31, 2008 | 11:00 am

    I love the colors in the finished work. I really enjoy looking at the photos of your projects.

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