I haven’t been making much of anything lately. I’ve been organizing the family work room (M still says he won’t use it at all but it’s where the computer is so…) My sewing machines aren’t accessible and everything is packed up in various places. Add in various medical appointments that take up half my days (I’m fine, just not even done with all the doctors yet) and trying to get a little more exercise in on top of the daily yoga and my days have been short on time.
I’ve been working on my spinning in the meantime. I started this in October, I think. Maybe September? I should take better notes… 75/25 Bluefaced Leicester and Tussah Silk from Into the Whirled in the Snow Angels with an Ood colorway. I was trying for something a little thicker than usual, my usual being a laceweight.
I had to take a break in November and December to finish my sister’s shawl but I picked it back up again in January. I always have a hard time matching the second ply’s thickness to the first ply’s thickness when I leave a lot of time between spinning the singles. Trying to spin thicker also gave me consistency issues. I’d fall back into my pattern of super thin yarn and overcompensate when I would notice. It’s a little bit thick and thin because of that. Not a real thick and thin, just inconsistent I guess.
I think I have about 230 yards. Not enough for what I wanted to use it for. It also may be a little thick for what I wanted. I’ll have to figure something else out. It’s so soft and fluffy and pretty. It just feels and looks like it would make a lovely hat and I happen to know two little girls who would rock these colors…