The spinning this week continues. I have been working patiently though this gorgeous Targhee from Sheepspot Fiber Club.
This is a serious spin – as in counting treadles and lacing my flyer to get a nice lace-weight yarn – these things are not things I have done before for any project! I have half spun up and have half to go. This is such beautiful fiber – I have never spun Targhee and so this was a real treat! It has so much spring and the fiber drafts beautifully – practically by itself! Truly, this is drafting so easily, I am able to pull just a few fibers out at a time getting a nice fine single. I am using the 15:1 whorl on my Schacht Matchless, so I am putting a good bit of twist into the single. I love how my ply back sample looks and this is what I will be aiming for when I ply this up. This will bloom drastically in the wash so my goal is a light fingering weight, heavy lace weight and I think I will achieve it! Stay Tuned!
Friday Link Ups:
- Beige Contemplation…Really – I love the name and it reminds me of my dear Mother in Law who always said she would “wear beige and keep her mouth shut.” Thankfully, she did neither!
- Junegrass Pullover: Hello, wardrobe staple!
- Is this your summer of socks?
- Sisterhood of the Sweater is brilliant!
- High contrast yarn + Strategic short rows = Snood Barcelona
- It is almost impossible to resist this beauty by Thea Coleman
- This might be the sweetest pattern ever written for the yarn that just wants to be Close To You
For the book lovers out there when a book appears in your vision, not once but three times in a week it is a message from the Book Gods! I heeded their call and have queued it up on my Kindle to read. I also finished Still Life and loved it! My bingo card is getting close to my first bingo! Summer reading FTW!
That’s all I have this week, have the Happiest of FriYAY’s! I will see you back here on Monday – and Tuesday there will be a special update on the Summer Knit Along that you won’t want to miss!
Gorgeous spinning, as always! I’ll be anxious to hear your thoughts on Big Magic. Elizabeth Gilbert lives one town away, and I went to a book talk she gave at the county library when the book was published last year. The author, the audience, and the discussion were quite … interesting. Looking forward to Tuesday!
Your Targhee is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what it becomes! BTW, I, too, believe in book kismet.
Have a great weekend!
love the color of your current spinning project !! I spent hours on Saturday browsing knitting patterns and it was quite blissful. But first I must finish a test knit!!
gosh that is beautiful fiber you’re creating. do you have a plan after the yarn is spun?