Well, today I'm feeling a little more like blogging - but not much!
Day 19 was a challenge day, and I had originally set myself two goals - one to do some lockspinning with some mohair I'd dyed in rainbow colours. I'd been saving it up - but it was not to be. So I settled for a very little bit of spindle spinning (my other challenge had been to try navajo ply on the fly - which you see on the left in the photo) If you're not familiar with this technique, it creates a three-ply yarn from one spun ply, as you spin the first ply. Got your head around that? No? Well, you can check it out here on YouTube!
The other spindle is my new Russian style support spindle, which I have yet to master, so the challenge was to produce at least a little length of singles with it. As you can see, it was a very little length - then back to the couch!
Day 20 was a personal rest day - just didn't feel up to it, but I did do some knitting on my Birdsfoot Shawl which I've been knitting up from the baby camel down/silk yarn spun earlier in the Tour.
Adding a bit to my Ink merino cop on my support spindle is going to be part of my life for the next little while, I think. So far I have 45gr of finished laceweight yarn - this merino plied with variegated rainbow silk from hankies, spun on my other Tina's Angoras spindle.
And yesterday I spun about 35gr of my halfbred grad - this is about half of what I spun! Ottoline is proving to be a delightful wheel to spin on - very fast, relaxing and quiet as well. This single was spun in just over an hour.
Kate is a photographer, writer, web author and craft dyer who lives in North Canterbury, New Zealand.