I finished spinning and plying that multi colored roving, and then on the day of rest (day 10) I made a new set of drop spindles. I have 16 new wheel spindles and four new designs! I had fun playing around with geometric shapes and came up with some pretty darn clever spindles, if I do say so myself!
Since I finished my first set of roving I"ve decided to simply continue to spindle spin throughout the remainder of TDF. Every day, except for the rest days. So today I start on some superwash merino in a colorway called "Island of Misfit Toys" It's really pretty, and I plan to spin this in a more traditional worsted prep, though I'll leave it as singles and knit a cowl, I think. I'll see how it spins up!
As promised, a picture!
|This yarn is not completely finished, as I will be using it as a demonstration of why you need to wet-finish yarn.|
Speaking of teaching spinning, I had the fun of plying yarn in front of my friends' 2-year-old, who of coursed asked what I was doing. She then repeated "drop spindling, drop spindling" in a singsong 2-year-old voice. Adorable.
Then when we left I got a call from her Daddy telling us that she'd taken a lacing card, and was spinning it by the yarn. When asked what she was doing the reply was, "Playing Drop Spindle!"