Oh, My Feet

I’m ahead of schedule! Two and half hours on my feet running the Great Wheel has paid off in these five little beauties. They’re right around one ounce apiece!

Five Marvelous Spools

Five Marvelous Spools

I spun two of them this morning, and the other three while we watched Miracle on 34th Street. I’m so happy that I got ahead! It means that I might not fall behind in the next couple days. I’ll just forget about the fact that my arms and back and everything else are complaining loudly.

And I added two more big fat skeins to the unnamed yarn.

More and More

More and More

And that is a lot of fiber chunk babysitting. And I got fed up with it. And I decided to take a break and spin some of the black wool/silk mix.
Sparkly Black

Sparkly Black

And I have practically done nothing but spin today. I think meals entered into the picture vaguely. Let me see, what else did we do? Oh yes, we made Christmas cookie dough. I remember that. Someone suggested that I was trying to figure out how to spin the dough into yarn, but I deny that. If I was going to try to spin an eatable it would be old-fashioned taffy.

By the way, last night I spun up a whopping three-eighths of an ounce of pink silk during The Bishop’s Wife. Rather depressing, isn’t it? On the drop spindle I manage three-eighths during a movie. On the Walking Wheel I did three ounces. I’ve seen classes on maximizing your drop spindle production, but I’ve never been able to take one. Well, I say “classes,” I saw one class, and it cost too much. Not to mention it was being held a few states away from me.

And speaking of disappointments, I noticed another, oh, ten ounces of fiber that should have made it onto the project list. The New Zealand roving I’m spinning on the drop spindle is technically part of a larger sweater project. There is a large ball of the same roving sitting in my closet, waiting to be spun. I had just decided that I would try to spin five ounces of it during December. I think I shall just let it sit. I’ll need some project to carry me into the New Year. I can’t just rush in without any thing planned to do!

3 Responses to Oh, My Feet
  1. legossi
    December 24, 2008 | 9:56 am

    That black stuff is gorgeous! =O

  2. Sarah
    December 24, 2008 | 10:18 am

    Yahoo! Look at all that yarn! You go, girl! :D

  3. Mama Mentor
    December 24, 2008 | 12:12 pm

    The black silk blend reminds me of hematite. Which I like a lot!

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