Yesterday I got the last of Smokey washed. Hooray! Now I need to play with how I want to prep and spin it. There’s quite a bit of variation in the fleece, so it won’t be a single way.
And since I finished that one, I’ve got the first batch of the next fleece soaked and I’m just waiting for the kitchen to clear to do the wash. The funny thing? I knew I had a dark brown Shetland mix from Diamond B from last year. Turns out it’s Margo, who I also bought this year. I’m curious to see how different they might be. First glance shows last year was a bit darker. I really wonder how the texture will be.
Knitting wise, I’ve done a little more on the Wine Garden, but I’m still in the Blossoms chart so there’s really not much new to show.
I started a pair of socks when we went to KC. It’s one of the sock blanks from Gale’s club this year. This is the Happy New Year one.
I also took along some fiber that’s been in my stash since 1999 when I bought my very first wheel. It’s pin drafted Corriedale, and I’m spinning it on my small Jeri Brock with the sea turtles.
Turkish are bottom whorl spindles. The cool thing is that when you’ve loaded as much as you want on, you disassemble the spindle and are left with a neat little center pull ball. Most of the time with spindles you have to wind off onto a holding bobbin if you want to make more singles to ply.
Other spinning has been more work on the Merino sparkle.
Okay, it’s really because I’m having so much fun with the mS. I got a battery so I can use it even when I’m not near an outlet. Still considering a Zuca bag, but they’re pretty expensive. Even with the 25% military discount they offer.