No work and all fiber makes Jack a happy boy.

I have finally finished spinning and plying the wool for the super sekrit project. It turned out better than I had hoped - I'm really happy with the development of my spinning skills. I set out to make a DK-ish weight out of 8 oz of fiber, hoping to get about 600 yards.

Spunky Eclectic Fiber
100% Corriedale
Colowray Rosebud
8 oz, 14 WPI
~650 yards

I'm so pleased. This spinning project has restored my love of spinning, both on the wheel and with a spindle. I recently acquired a new Bosworth spindle, adding to the one I bought at Rhinebeck a while ago. It's a Midi, made of Bloodwood, and weighs 1.3 oz.

Bloodwood Bosworth Midi

This is my other spindle, a Bosworth Mini in Canarywood, weighing in at .57 oz. I love the natural iridescence to this wood.

Canarywood Bosworth Mini

I've got my eye on a few new spindles, so we'll see what might show up in the mail. I also rejoined the Spunky Club, so I should be getting some new fiber over the next few months. I'm glad that with all the knitting that I'm trying to get done right now, I have found time to get back to spinning. I've already begun to prep the next wheel project, 4 oz of 50/50 Merino/Tencel, that will become a pair of socks.

The other thing that's getting lots of time lately is the horse. Siouxsie has been making wonderful progress in her training. She can still be a handful, but no more rearing up and other stupid things. She has been working well, and I'm hoping to have a saddle on her in a month or so, and hopefully a rider soon after that. She's grown to 15 hands now, and doesn't look like a youngster anymore. I attempted to get some pictures of her the other day, but between her and the three yearlings, camera curiosity was the death of every shot I tried to take. We'll have another go at it next week.


Hollis said...
May 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Beautiful yarn!! It will be perfect for your project :)

Emily said...
May 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Wow, that is gorgeous!! And 650 yds.. whew! You're my new hero. :)

Those Bosworths are lovely. What kind of wheel do you have?

Heather said...
May 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Love the new look to the blog! It looks great. The yarn is lovely, can't wait to see the BSJ. And you *know* how I feel about those spindles...

Steph said...
May 15, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Emily - I got an Ashford Traveller a little over a year ago, and I love it. I didn't really spend a lot of time trying out wheels, I just liked the design and size of the wheel, and jumped right in! I love it...

Jennifer said...
May 17, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Gorgeous yarn! Can't wait to see the end result.

Mary said...
May 17, 2010 at 5:23 PM

The yarn is beautiful :)

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