Friday, July 12
Saturday, July 13
Sheared alpacas in Wyoming today, then spun for about 90 minutes.
Sheared for two new clients today. Not certain I'll get to the wheel... ok maybe just 5 minutes. ;-)
Monday, July 15 - Rest Day
I didn't realize today was a rest day, so I spun for about 30 minutes before going to work. I've said this before, but it really is a nice way to start the day.
Tuesday, July 16
Wednesday, July 17
We had a baby.
I managed to spin for 5 minutes too. :-)
Thursday, July 18 - Challenge Day
I decided to attempt to drop my new drop spindle... I was parking-and-drafting last week. My first spindle is quite heavy at 3 ounces and will spin for a reasonable period of time. But with it being so heavy, I've been nervous to spin some of my more exotic fibers. So I found two much lighter spindles at the Estes Park Wool Market last month. I've been using the heavier of the two to spin the Romney Lamb/Alpaca blend and have not been able to get it to spin for any length of time while dropping. I thought it might improve as I spun more yarn, but so far, nada. So at this point I don't know if it's my skills (possible) or the roving (also possible) or the spindle is just too light (not likely).
|Old-Heavy on the Left, New-Light on the Right|
But I had to go back to my old, very-heavy, 3-ounce spindle to get any dropping action. ;-/
I'm down to 4 5/8 ounces of Cotton left... which means I spun 3/8 of an ounce this week. Pretty sure I won't finish the Cotton this Tour since there are only a few days left. ;-)
But I am ahead one day since I forgot that Monday was a "Rest Day."
Happy Fiber Arts Friday.