Spinning Catch Up and A New Cast On

Happy Saturday everyone!  I truly hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start.  I started my weekend yesterday as I was blessed to have Good Friday off (holiday for me).  I spent the majority of my day spinning and finished one bobbin of my Three Waters Farm Falkland in the color Corduroys and Boots. 

I absolutely love how it turned out and I am hopeful that this bobbin, along with the second bobbin I will be starting today, will give me enough yardage for a small shawl. My plan is to create a two-ply yarn with a goal of at least 300 yards (fingers crossed).

Side note: Maintenance is a very important part of keeping your wheels in good working order.  I noticed a slight wobble when I was spinning on my Ashford Traditional yesterday.  So after I finished spinning my first bobbin, I tightened up all the areas with my allen wrench and gave her a good oiling.  I also wiped her down to remove any leftover fiber and dust.  The Woolery is a great a source for tips and videos for wheel maintenance.

 For some reason the spinning bug has really grabbed ahold of me, which is a good thing, right ?  Even though I plan on finishing my Three Waters Farm Falkland over the weekend, I also plan to start spinning my other color of Abundant Earth Fiber Signature Blend in Skylight.  I want to start my Hap Cowl !!

Meanwhile …..

I am casting on my Blenheim Roses mitts today and I am super excited about using my recently completed handspun for this project.  I love this pattern and I’m so happy I kept my copy of the Spin-Off Magazine it was published in.

Until next time, be creative!

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