Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WIPs & SIPs: Tour de Fleece Week 3

Are you sitting down? Ok, good. BECAUSE I FINALLY FIXED MY BROKEN SPINNING WHEEL. I apologize for the all caps, but it was truly a monumental day when the CORRECT part arrived on Monday of this week and I was finally able to get my second wheel back into action. As a bonus, they sent me an extra part so that I will have one on hand for the next time this happens (which I assume will be waaaay in the future)!At any rate, I was psyched to finish the second single of my Museum Grudge Match Fiber:
Of course, since my regular plying wheel has been taking up the single-spinning slack, there is now a queue for project to be plied. Over the weekend, I finished 8oz of a wool/linen blend from the July Louet Spinzilla Fiber Pack:
And THEN (also over the weekend, before the correct part to fix my second spinning wheel arrived, mind you) I started spinning some Louet Dyed Merino in Tawny Gold:
I've already started the second single for this project, and once it's finished, I can switch back to my bulky flyer and work through plying my single backlog. I'd been planning on trying to spin the flax top on Thursday (the challenge day), but I think it might be more of a challenge to see if I can ply 24oz of singles in one day. We'll see!

In the midst of all this spinning, I still found time to knit. I worked on finishing some baby booties (which I'll probably blog about in more detail later on, but you can view the finished project here on Ravelry), and I also made progress on my Spud & Chloe project - look, the peplum is nearly complete!
I'm trying to resist starting new projects, because I'll be starting a large shawl for the Laura Chau Neckwear KAL which kicks off this Friday. There will be lots of prizes and there is also a coupon code for pattern purchases - click here for more info. It should be lots of fun!

1 comment:

  1. That KAL sounds fun! I sometimes forget about designers that I really like, and then get excited when I go through all their new stuff again.

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