Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Midway through April...

...and responsibilities keep piling high.  Some things I  took on willingly.  Others, well, they just kind of happened, and are things I cannot avoid, no matter how much I'd rather just hide. And I do wish that I wanted to hide in my fluff room with my wheel, however I really just want to curl up with a good book or some terrible tv and pretend like I've got nothing at all to do in the next 2.5 months.

I will say, that I've become proficient at procrastination, while still accomplishing things.  It's quite the feat, you know, doing stuff while avoiding things.  I've managed to learn how to spin cotton on the tahkli.  All it took was moving my fibre to the other hand.  Who would have thought that it would even be possible to spin opposite handed?  It works for me though.  Plying cotton on the tahkli, on the other hand, is a nightmare. I'll get it done, sloppy and terrible, and I'll hand it in for that one little assignment.  I'll get marks for trying at least...

 I've not looked at my master list of Master Spinners Homework for about a week and a half.  But I think I've got about 6 skeins to do, and all of them the super technical ones.  Specific tip, and matching the commercial yarn...  They should go rather swimmingly, if a bit slow and time consuming.  I'm wondering if I should just get onto my final project, and when I get tired of spinning fine fine cotton for embroidery, I can spin the technical skeins I have left.

Then of course, there's the writing and measuring that's still got to be done....  And all this is just one of the many (if I counted them, there would be at least 6, some of which have multiple subsets of responsibility) hat's I've got on right now.   If anyone has a time turner, or that blue box thingy with the doctor guy in it, or maybe just a straight up plain 'ol time machine, can I borrow it? I promise not to change anything but getting my homework done more quickly.

One last thing, an obligatory yarn picture. Because what's a blog post with out a picture?  Or heck, here's a series of from fluff to yarn pics.  This was a divergence from responsibility I carded and spun about a month ago. Wool/mohair blend, with silk and sparkle.


Stripes. 80 yards/2oz wool mohair silk sparkle



  1. I had never even thought of spinning embroidery thread! It sounds like an ambitious project. I hope you find that time machine your looking for, or at the least, that you somehow manage everything in the time you have. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Melissa! I'm hoping for enough time to finish it all! Embroidery thread is tricky. you need to find the right balance of twist and pliability. But, it's yet another challenge, and I do want to spread my wings a bit, and do more then spin a scarf :D

  2. That yarn is so beautiful! I would never have imagined from your photo of the raw materials that it would come out like that!

    I am just starting spinning with a view to eventually spinning and dyeing my own, thanks for writing and inspiring!

    1. Thanks so much, Collyer! Keep spinning, it's so rewarding. I'll keep writing, and sharing, since I love to inspire :)


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