It was blistering hot and humid outside yesterday so I found myself inside for the day looking for something to do. What I found was a lot of fiber stashed all over the house that needed to be sorted before the Tour.
The living room used to be where I did my spinning but it's full of boxes of kitchen stuff so I've got baskets like this all over the house and I mean ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
I've got bins of fiber piled up in corners.
I've got boxes of rolags......
.....and batts waiting to be spun.
I've got so many spindle projects going I don't know which is which anymore.
That didn't stop me from starting a new one. I found this beautiful garnet colored Merino and thought that it would make a lovely lacy shawlette one day. I know I'll never finish it but that never stops me.
What I need to finish are those thrummed mittens I started last winter that are now gathering dust with the rest of the fiber stash.
Then there is this. This is the newest addition to the fiber stash that is destined for this year's Tour spinning. It's a pretty Polwarth/Silk blend
I decided to give it a test spin and as soon as I did I remembered that I hate spinning silk blends. They don't draft easily and bunch up on you to make a rather clumpy single. I'm still going to spin it. I just won't love doing it.