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A Little Spinning

Since I got up so early this morning, I had a little extra time on my hands, so after feeding my husband a breakfast feast, I did some spinning with my Millpoint spindle and the tencel/merino fiber I got at Fiber Frolic in June. Right after the Fiber Frolic, I managed to spin about half an ounce of fiber, and then I set it aside for a loooooooong time. I don't know why. 

I love spinning. I love spinning on a spindle! I don't know why it took me so long to get back into it. Yesterday I started up again with the spinning ten minutes a day regimen, and of course I spun way more than that over the course of the day, ten minutes here, ten minutes there, twenty minutes at night. I finished spinning the whole first ounce of fiber!

I had divided the original four ounces of fiber into quarters, since one ounce is easily spun on the spindle without becoming overweight. This morning I plied the ounce -- two ply, plied on the spindle. I learned that it takes me an hour and a half to two-ply one ounce of fiber on the spindle. I briefly flirted with the idea of plying it on my Louet wheel, but decided I liked the idea of doing the whole thing on the spindle. It thrills me to think I will soon have TWO PAIRS of socks that I spun completely on my spindle. It's very cool! :) 

This color is called "Bermuda" and it does seem quite beachy. I love it very much, and I can't wait to start knitting my socks! The yarn is in hot water right now, setting the twist. It should be dry enough tomorrow or Sunday to start knitting socks with it! So fun :)  It is a fingering weight, sometimes heavy fingering and sometimes light, heh heh, so I will use size 2 needles and 60 stitches for my socks. I'm so excited! Pictures soon, if I can get the batteries and the camera together in one place. 


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