Tour de Fleece, days 14 and 15:
As planned, I spun an art yarn. I spun the single easily on day 14, but realized that I did not have the color of thread that I wanted to use as a ply. So on day 15, I took a field trip to Purlescence Yarns.
I'm sad that they will be closing at the end of August. In addition to looking for a plying option, I wanted to buy some bobbins for my shuttles and just scope out what they had. I found my bobbins and found a gold mercerized cotton that might work for plying.
Since I was out already, I stopped at Eddie's Quilting Bee to check out their specialty threads. I found some great quilting threads to use for plying--I bought 4 spools! I used two of them to finish the art yarn.
This is King Tut [Ravelry]:
and the close-up:
Tut Wild Card Bling Batt from the Yarn Wench
91.2 yds thread-plied
- King Tut quilting thread in Nile Delta
- Superior Metallic thread in Jade
Tour de Fleece, days 16 and 17:
I did a little stash dive and found some top that I purchased in 2009. This is Taos [Ravelry]:
and the close-up:
Merino top (4.1 oz) from The Yarn Wench
122.8 yds. chain-ply, 10 WPI
Tour de Fleece, day 18:
I realized that Tour de Fleece is over on Sunday, so I didn't have much more time to finish the Surprise Box handspun that I started during the first week of the Tour. I spent today finishing the singles for this handspun. I started chain-plying it and had to stop because my knee was bugging me. I'll finish plying tomorrow.
And the rest:
- I took a few photos of some fiber stash that wasn't in Ravelry yet. I added those to Ravelry yesterday. I know there are many fiber stash items that are not in Ravely yet, but I don;t want to spend the rest of my vacation doing that!
- I cooked myself a real dinner last night instead of just grabbing something from the fridge. The leftovers will be dinner tonight!
- The Husband comes home tomorrow night, so I'm going to enjoy my last night of a clean house and quiet time.