Part of my work was simply to get the spinning fibre organized and to make a clean and easy path to its home is in the nice big closet. It was becoming very important to me to get to the spinning fibre. I have lots at hand, but I wanted to find the flyer for my Julia wheel. I wondered if the flyer still had a bobbin of spun singles on it. I have a strong feeling I am missing one since moving from my wee house.
No, I did not. Strong feelings can sometimes be misleading.
So, I had to sit back and submerse myself in some Jane Austen.
This charming book was given to me at my usual spinning morning. Frazzledknitter, you are a value beyond riches. It's perfect. It consoled my weary spirits while I sipped my tea. For a book of 10 words, there is a lot to absorb! If you haven't seen these books before, it is well worth your while to pick one up. They are adorable. It is probably the only way I will ever finish War and Peace.
With the settling is well in hand, I think it is time that I take a little me time. I really need some time to play.
I spun this lovely green last fall as a bit of an experiment.
I wanted to try spinning something loftier and I wanted to try for a 3 ply. Its been sitting here for a while now and I have to say, I am a little leery of my plying abilities. The singles turned out very nicely and I would hate for them to be ruined by poor plying.
My goal for the weekend is to get past my small fear and ply. If it goes well, I might have a plying party of sorts and free up all my bobbins! If it is a really bad job, I can always take it apart again. A nasty prospect, but possible.
I am going to prepare by watching The Gentle Art of Plying by Judith MacKenzie. There are lots of other great videos out there, but I have this one, and there is so very much to learn from it. There is also a good Abby Franquemont video out in the ether. I want to watch that again too. I have a little reading to do as well. I am hoping my spinning books will have additional hints and tips and tricks.
I am a desperate woman with time on my hands and an almost clean and organized house. "I aim to misbehave." (Firefly, Joss Whedon)