After a long period of very dry conditions here in Pennsylvania, we have had some much-needed rain during the past week. Some of it has been slow and drizzly, some heavy. It has kept me inside finishing up some projects – including the May 2016 Sheepspot Breed School shipment of Targhee in colorway “May Flowers.” You may remember that I started spinning this lovely top on a spindle:
Well, that didn’t really stick. First off, I had abdominal surgery, which meant I could not hold my arm up to spin on a spindle. But it also just didn’t feel right. I wonder if the weight of the spindle was wrong. Maybe too light? It didn’t seem to keep spinning for long. So I looked at the pile of lovely fiber that was left…
Then I chain-plied it to preserve the color progression. I had a little trouble in the beginning with the single breaking (AGAIN) so I stopped to regroup. I looked at some photos and videos online, and made a slight adjustment in my technique. Then things went better.
Now I am all caught up on my Sheepspot Fiber Club fiber. I know we’re getting another shipment very soon. Sasha sent some sneak peeks of the colorways and they are GORGEOUS…but I have no idea what the breed is. Some things must remain a mystery before the mail arrives.