You've seen them before. The first is the spindle spun that I posted earlier this week winding onto a felted ball. After checking my records, I found that it was the last of the llama and silk I bought from Barnswallow Farm. It was spun on one of my beautiful Ledbetter spindles and plied on the same one. This was truly a take with project, carried around in my knitting bag and spun bits at a time. I plied it while taking breaks from my knitting this week. The 200 yd. skein brings the total yardage of this yarn to 640 yd. That should be plenty for a little shawl.
alpaca / silk
total yardage: 640 yd. (approx. 2560 yd/lb.)
spindle spun : Ledbetter and Hardy spindles
The second project (my carded Shetland) has been spun in blocks of time that are for the most part hours, not minutes. However, this week I am spinning in little bits of time, keeping my wheel handy so that I can keep this project going. I spun almost another bobbin last Saturday at my friend Sue's end of the month Spin In. Here's what is in the drawer so far, not including an almost full bobbin still on the wheel. As soon as it's full, I'll ply a skein. I'm still thinking that it will be a 3 ply yarn.
With six more weeks of winter predicted to the south (ground hogs in the north wouldn't think of showing their faces yet), there should be plenty of spinning time in my future.