It was so warm out that I had the windows open on the day I turned some locks into a batt.
I love playing with locks. Aren't they beautiful?
The batt didn't stay a batt very long because it needed to be spun. I needed more yarn to finish a sock.
I got two nice nests out of it and dug out a wheel.
My poor Traveller was covered in dust and terribly rickety, poor thing. She needed emergency surgery on those loose joints.
She also needed a lube job.
Sitting down to spin was awkward. I made every mistake possible. I wondered if I had ever done this before.
My hands started to remember what to do before my head did so I managed to get a few ounces spun from those two pretty nests. I could see it would still not be enough to save those socks so out came the carder again.
I cranked out another batt but packed the nests away for another day of spinning.
I decided instead to try my hand at some plying. First I had to transfer some singles from a drop spindle onto some bobbins. My clumsy hands could manage this.
Plying went fairly well for a while but by now I was worn out. Still not completely over that nasty bug, I had used up my daily quotient of frustration. It was time for a nap.
Beautiful crimp on that one picture. I need to get my wheel back out too!ReplyDelete
I really admire how hard you are working to finish those socks! Inspiring!ReplyDelete
ahhh but you accomplished so much.......love the wool workReplyDelete
I would think a nap in those nests would be in order. They are so lovely and soft.ReplyDelete