Welcome back to my weekly Tour de Fleece installment. Week one progress is here and week two progress is below. Please enjoy. :-)
Friday, July 8th
Woo Hoo. Bobbin #1 of Tibetan Mastiff is full!
Saturday, July 9th
No spinning accomplished. :-(
Sunday, July 10th
I began spinning bobbin #2 of the Tibetan Mastiff Fur. My intent is to ply these once both bobbins are full. Then I will wash the yarn and set the twist.
I think it's going pretty well. There are small bits that are over-spun, but really this is significantly better than the yarns I've spun in the past.
I am having a challenge showing off the fiber in my photos though. The places with the best light in my house offer the worst background... eew... 1974 linoleum. OK, maybe the linoleum isn't original to the house, but it certainly is not of the current decade... or century for that matter. :-/
Technically the fiber is golden, but it looks beige in the photo. Add blonde wood and "white" linoleum and you get a very blah photo. I'll see what I can do to make these photos more interesting.
Monday, July 11th - Rest Day
Today was supposed to be a rest day, and I am travelling. However, since I missed one day last week and one this week, I decided to spin a make-up session. Not sure if that's "allowed." ;-)
I brought my drop spindle and a ball of paco-vicuna roving. I haven't spun paco-vicuna before but I thought starting with roving rather than a batt or cloud would be the better choice.
...and I love it. :-)
This roving is really just luscous. I'm enjoying spinning it.
Tuesday, July 12th
Wednesday, July 13th
Thursday, July 14th
Not sure if you can see a difference from yesterday... I only had a little bit of spinning time in the morning prior to the going to the office and my flight home. I'm considering spindling at the airport, but I still feel like a spazz with the drop spindle. So we'll see how I'm feeling when I get there.
Much, much later in the day...
I didn’t spin at the airport but I did spin on the plane. I spun while we were waiting 2 hours to take off and then I spun while we were diverted and slowed down in flight. The weather in Denver added 3 hours a to my trip. :-/
A few people watched and smiled. My seat mates asked a couple of questions. One had visited Peru last year.
Please remember to check in with the other Fiberistas over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder because it is Fiber Arts Friday.