Once again it’s time for a weekly spinning catch up. Due to the glorious sunshine we have been having we have spent most of our time enjoying the weather with friends and family so I haven’t really done much of anything. However the forecast for this weekend looks incredibly dreary and wet so hopefully I should have some time to create something worth blogging about. This week I have mainly concentrated on two projects, the first of which is the sparkly BFL which is now ¾ spun.
The plying ball is now looking nice and big and I’ve just started work on the last little bit. You can't quite see but I have put quite a substantial stop on the top of the spindle, the whorl of this particular spindle is particularly slippery and even with a one strand stop the leader still slips once the cop grows a bit. I’m hoping that using three strands will do the trick. I’m thinking I may have to get Stu to cut a notch in it once I’m done with this batch, I was hoping to avoid it but I think it will make things a lot easier.
My second project is a new one, which is exciting! I got a new spindle, another Enid Ashcroft from this eBay store.
Of course I had to start a project on it immediately, just to check it spins nicely so I dived into my little fibre stash and decided to try the little batts I got from KarmicDelight on Etsy recently. I’d yet to try spinning a batt so I felt quite intrepid.
All in all it’s going quite well, I’ve spun the first batt and have just started the second. I plan to spin each of the pink batts separately and then ply them all together to make a 3-ply and then follow suit with the purple batts. Because the batts are a total mixture of fibres and I guess because I’m not used to batts, my spinning is less consistent than it has been. This is actually really good for me as I slowly learn to embrace the slub! I’m hoping that this will become a slightly textured yarn with a bit of personality – at this rate I think I should actually find out quite soon – watch this space. Oh, and the little Easter egg? I was looking for little balls to wind plying balls around but all I could find was eggs, they do the same job though.