Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just keep spinning, spinning, spinning...

I have been spinning Amarillo's wool for days now. And still have some left to do. It's really pretty and soft and really white. In the basket, which I am using as my Lazy Kate, are the 2 bobbins I just plied onto the bobbin on the wheel.The empty bobbin was as full as the other bobbin, but it was spun a little bit thicker. On the right is so thin, like thread. So on the wheel is that full bobbin plus half the other. I didn't think it would all fit, but I kept going and did get it all on.

143 yards on this niddy noddy. That's the most so far that I have gotten on here. I spun some more today and got 93 yards on the next one. I am rather proud of this yarn. I love it.

I feel like I am getting better and better at it. I so love spinning. This is just about all I want to do any more.

I started washing some of Buttercup's fleece Sunday. This is from last May. Finally getting around to washing it. I also have a bag of her mother Annabelle's fleece too. This will be the last of last year's fleeces. Then we start all over in March, shearing all 12 of my sheep! More wool to spin!!!

Buttercup's fleece is so pretty and soft. Lamb's wool. I washed a bunch and didn't flick the tips. Then washed more and did flick the tips. What a difference it makes to do this. I only had to do 1 wash, then rinse. So much faster to wash. But does take longer to flick. Can't wait to spin this now. I may just spin from the cloud. Looks like I could.


An At Home Daughter said...

Very pretty.

Just don't get burned out on spinning. I've done that a couple times. So this time I decided to trade off between spinning, crocheting, and knitting.

I got to roo one of our Shetland sheep a few days ago!!!! I got about 2 lbs. 6 oz. of plucked fleece. Its so beautiful! And now our little Shetland ewe has shrunk to half the size she was. She's soooo tiny! My Dad was cracking up.


Kris said...

I think I'd get burned out about the prep work. It takes so long to get a fleece actually ready to spin. I love the spinning though.

That's a lot of wool you got. My ram Abraham was easy to roo. I'll be shearing in March. Can't wait to get more wool!