Saturday, December 29, 2012

FO: Spinning

It started as this.

It ended as this.

And this ... if you can see, one bobbin is the first and the singles are a little thick and lumpy, so I decided to stop plying here and will navajo ply the two bobbins separately.  I won't get much yardage, but its good practice!

This skein, like the last one I spun is a little crazy energized, but I like the way the colors look together plied this way.

When I started plying balanced, it looked like this and I didn't like it.

Its now soaking in a wash to make it more compliant and get rid of most of the crazy springing and coiling it was doing fresh off the bobbin.

I got approximately 330 yards (you never really know until after its washed, I counted the times around the kniddy knoddy).

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Felines

One of the cats found their presents a bit early ... I'm looking at you Nikoh!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Felines

Sticking your nose in everything that goes on in the house is very tiring work.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Felines

"You want me to what?  I am not taking up half the couch!" Riley

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Spinning singles seems to take forever ....

Even though plying goes a lot faster ... it seems to take forever too ...

The only thing that makes it bearable is the combination of colors coming together.

Its my favorite part of plying.

One of these days I'll have a skein ...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Felines

How Willow gets her way ... every time.

"What are you doing?  I'm sitting here." Nikoh. 

"Oh no, Nikoh, get out while you can!!!" Riley

"I'm sitting here." Nikoh.  "And now, so am I.  If you want to keep your face the way its currently arranged, then I suggest you shut up." Willow

"Ahhh that's nice." Willow (notice how Nikoh is in the same exact pose as the first and second picture.

"Well fine, you can sit here, but I am using you as a foot stool." Nikoh.