Wow, my last blog post was on March 10th! I swear I haven’t drifted off into the blogosphere to never to return. Real life and work just took priority for the last few weeks. I didn’t stop knitting or spinning entirely during that time, but it definitely was on the back burner.
In the evenings when I wasn’t completely exahusted from work, I chose to knit on my Daybreak. I’m doing this as an informal knit along with a few internet friends. I think I am bringing up the rear as everyone else has finished theirs.
I was intending on knitting the large size, but I am getting really bored with the long purl rows and relatively uninteresting knitting techniques. I plan to just do the medium size now. It seems that it will be plenty large at that size. Just a few more stripes of color to go before doing the edging!
On the weekends when I was more relaxed I took the time to sit at the wheel. I pulled out some of my Shadawyn Fiber Arts that I bought back in November. This is the Aberforth colorway which was part of the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix Club.
It is 100% superfine merino. I have to say I’m loving the way this is spinning up. I had previously spun up some 100% merino, but hated the results. This fiber is not felted and spinning like a dream. I’m shooting for doing it all in one long single, and making it into a 3-ply using the chain plying technique.
The singles are spinning up quite fine. I am just pulling off chunks of fiber and spinning it that way. No rhyme or reason. I did long strips at the beginning and have gone to smaller strips that I pre-draft into small birds’ nests and spin. The colors are short, so it is making for some interesting colors. I can’t wait to ply this up! I have about 1/3 of the braid left to spin and if I stick with my 15-30 min an evening spinning this week it should be ready for plying fairly soon!
Until next time…