Friday, August 5, 2022

Friday Fluff


The plying of the California Red was going fine until something strange started happening to the wheel. I think I need to change the string I'm using for a drive band. At least I hope it's something that simple.

The pretty Mardi Gras BFL has been a lot of fun to work with. I put on some Zydeco music and have at it for a few minutes every day. It's a great mood enhancer. 

The spindles have been getting plenty of attention. The red got another wind off this week and I'm having a competition with the support spindle to see how much I can get on there. I have never had so much wound on it before but since it's still doing its thing I'll just keep adding more until it doesn't.

There is most definitely a steep learning curve with the little takli. It wants to unwind more than it wants to wind. I finished one puni and still feel like I'm doing something wrong. I need to go watch a few more videos so hopefully I can get a clue. If not, I bought a very expensive but pretty little box.

And....I am at the top of the second thrummed mitten. I should be closing it up this weekend and getting those thumbs on. I do them both at the same time so I don't have to think too much. Thumbs are hard. 


  1. Such pretty fibers you have with which to spin. Those thrummed mitts sure are pretty too.

  2. Beautiful fibers and the mittens look great--yes, thumbs are very fiddly!

  3. Great progress, especially on the spindles. I tried spinning once and decided it wasn’t for me.

  4. So much wonderful fluff... but those red thrum mitts are to die for!