Sunday, July 10, 2016
A year of Projects - Week Two
This week has been all about spinning because I am participating in Tour de Fleece which is a Ravelry challenge where I am to spin every day the riders are riding. (get it? Tour de France? Tour de Fleece?) I have spun six days in a row, which for me is a record.
I have spun about 100 gms of plied wool. The first bobbin was a two ply,
and the second was a three ply. I had to Chain ply, or Navaho ply, the last bit because two of my bobbins ran out before the third one.
I also plied a small amount of yarn I had on my drop spindle. I used the Andean hand-plying technique which was very quick and easy.
And then I knit with my homespun, because I am knitting a shawl only with handspun.
I also catalogued all my fibre stash so now I know where it is and it is entered into my Ravelry database so I can keep easily keep track of my progress.
This week I also added two more squares to my sock yarn blanket, 685 done out of 780 needed. The end is in sight!
And I got to tier two on my Diamondback socks.
because I am knitting the mate to this
All this amidst missing cat (who is now found), and swimming, and the odd sinkful of dishes!
Stay tuned every Sunday for an update on my Year of Projects. You can see my list by clicking on the featured post on the righthand side of my blog.
Okay, off to spin a little before yoga to add to this that I started last night.