Just needed to post this addendum to my last post to let my dear friends see that I know how to celebrate just like my sheepy friends there.
This is what I saw outside my window as I considered your post of yesterday.
I chose my first project very carefully; as in, a small amount to get started and that might go with the Bison that I've already spun; that I've been wanting to use with something, because I didn't get a lot of yardage from it.
I wanted to show the non-spinners the difference between predrafted and drafted roving --> VOLUME!!
I love taking yarn/fibre shots.)
I marveled at how gathering my equipment and choosing my fibre was like a scrapbooking adventure. I relived choosing the fibre and the specific colourway over the other colourways available. I took a moment to notice how the fibre picks up the pink in the apron that I use to cover my lap when I spin. The apron was a gift for my mother that I made several (many) years ago; I like to use it for spinning because I have a Lady Bug and a Bee wheel and the fabric has lady bugs and bees! And it brings me close to mom again, too.
So as I spun, watching the snow swirl before me, I also thought about the week that lay before me...a quiet, lightly scheduled with appointments that only I choose to engage in, restful week and wondered how I should incorporate this spinalong.
I have decided that I will predraft, spin my singles, prepare the next days treasure and then let the singles rest. The next day I will ply my previous days
This is some fibre I picked up at Rhinebeck a couple of years ago and it is soooooooo soft. Mmmmmm
Yes, I am desperate for spring! Please?!
So Stephanie, I accept your invitation and have my wheel at the ready! I am gaining confidence and speed, but hope for some advise along the way. I have a batt of Mohair that I need to spin to be able to complete a scarf project (to go with a skirt that I no longer own---always the way) and am unsure of how to start/proceed.
Any hints on spinning from a batt? Any hints for spinning Mohair?