Ah, Ms. Louet, Have We Met?
I've almost forgotten what my wheel looks like and feel like I need to be re-introduced. Farm duties have of late taken me away from what the farm is all about: fiber. Spinning it, that is. I've had my hands in a lot of fiber - scritching the critters at feeding time, skirting and sorting bags of wool and alpaca on the Red Barn floor as we work toward processing.
But I hadn't actually spun in a long time. I realized it was making me cranky. Wheel deprivation isn't a pretty sight. Last Wednesday at my spinning group, I actually finished spinning the roving that I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool - a lovely handpainted Blue Faced Leicester in greens, blues and purples by Gale's Art. I bought it specifically to get another chance to practice Navajo plying, so I could keep the color changes intact. So tonight, I'm going to try to remember how to make those crochet chains as I make a three-ply yarn. Wish me luck.
Tonight's photo is the "before" shot of the spun single. I hope to have the "after" picture tomorrow. Now, gotta go spin...