Two skeins down. One to go. The top one is mystery fiber dyed with pokeberries. It was a miserable spin and it's a pretty terrible yarn. I have no one to blame but me because I washed the fleece and carded it. It was full of lumps and bumps and I hated every minute of it. I'm not sorry to see the end of it. The bottom skein is a commercially prepared merino and unlike my nasty pokeberry friend, it was a complete joy to work with.
Uh, oh. That's not the pokeberries. That's the roving I bought bleeding all over the place.
There's my dye job. Not bad. There was just a little pink in the water so both got a warm soak in vinegar which cleared them right up. They're both drying on the rack at the moment. I'll have better mugshots later.
Now I have two empty wheels that are going to stay that way until after the Tour. I'm spun out and I still have Finley on the Traditional to finish. I had to card more fleece yesterday because I was all out.
Unlike that terrible pokeberry fiber I massacred, Finely is a fabulous spin proving that I can actually wash a decent fleece when I have a decent fleece to wash. I'm coasting on the next week of the Tour. I have all those spindles to deal with and....I keep having to remind myself-there is spinning after the Tour. I can finish all this up during the Olympics. Right?