A Bit Of Spinning

I have been spinning this week and truly have been enjoying it more than ever. I finished one bobbin of my Bounty Hunters Picnic rolags last week and started the second set of rolags yesterday. I love the colors and I’m trying to decide if I want to ply the finished bobbins together or chain ply them separately. I find it interesting how the colors changed after I separated them for creating my rolags. You can read more about that here.

I also finished spinning my Shetland for the February Breed Study and hope to ply it this weekend. I will be chain plying this just like the one for January and aiming for the same amount of yardage.

Love the red tones in this fiber!

I plan to do more spinning over the next few months. Spinning brings me such joy and I want to get better so that I can use more of my handspun for knitting projects.

What have you been working on this week?

12 thoughts on “A Bit Of Spinning

  1. I enjoy seeing the rolags turn into yarn. Even though I do not understand all the spinning terminology, I do like seeing it transform from fleece to fiber. You have some very pretty colors happening too.

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  2. I find spinning to be so meditative, and I’m looking forward to doing more of it myself. I think I burned myself out a bit on my most recent combo spin project, so I want to do some smaller, single-skein projects.

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    1. Spinning is truly meditative Sarah, and I find it to be more so than knitting at times. I’ve burned myself out before, the is to take a break between spinning projects 😊

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  3. ooohhh so pretty, Tina! I’ve been following Sarah’s spinning for a while so I know to expect the singles to look very different from the unspun fiber, but still – wow! the contrast with the Bounty Hunters surprised me.

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  4. Your spinning is so lovely. The rolags look so shiney and soft.

    Shetland is one of my favourite wools! One of my pals has a flock and I get to work with some of their lovely locks from the raw. I’m currently spinning up some wool from the Ottawa Wool Board but once it is complete I will be trying a sample of Shetland fleece from a fibre friend in BC. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Simone, it is a soft BFL blend, which I love spinning. Shetland is another favorite of mine to spin and to knit with. Such a sturdy wool. That is so awesome you’ll be sampling a Shetland fleece. I hope you write about it on your blog 😊

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