I finished spinning my Sheepspot Cormo singles on Easter Sunday, and I really couldn’t have picked more Easter-y fiber to work with that day. Doesn’t it look like a bunch of eggs, or jelly beans? Here are the singles:
I got this bobbin winder for my birthday and I LOVE it. It’s very well made (and a lot more affordable than the one made by my wheel maker). Used with my new yarn scale, which measures to the tenth of a gram, the winding off went quite smoothly. This is what I had when I was done:
Then I used my new skein winder that I got for Christmas – another extremely well made tool that is a pleasure to use – to wind up a skein that measures 72” in circumference:
I may have put a bit too much twist in it. I like a lot of twist, but this yarn probably isn’t as soft as it could be because of that. I’m also wondering if I should have experimented with spinning from the fold to add a bit of loft to what is a classic worsted yarn.
This is the January 2016 shipment of the Sheepspot Fiber Club. I know the next shipment is en route. I thought about waiting on it… but then I decided to get something else on the wheel right away. Guess what? This gorgeous batt I got at MDSW last year. This is Falkland: