Spinning and spinning

Our little winter rainstorm turned into 2 inches of snow overnight. The cats get really excited when snow happens, and there is a lot of running from window to window and meowing at the white outside world. And then of course, there is feline snoring next to the wood stove. We’re glad for the water, however it is falling.

Inclement weather is a good excuse for spinning and this week I did up most of a Sheep to Shoe kit from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  I really like these Blue Moon kits. The fiber preparation is wonderful and the colors are really nice. This one has been stashed for quite a while and it was a real treat to bust it out of the bin and spin it up.

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I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my spinning and spin yarn to use for specific projects.  I wanted a nice tight 3 ply sock yarn with this one, and I didn’t really get one. I read that you want to overspin your singles a little and then overply the yarn a bit as well. I really thought I had it, it was definitely unbalanced in the too-tight right way after I plied, but not so much after washing and setting the twist. It’s a fine line. You don’t want your yarn to disintegrate on the first wearing, but you don’t want to spin it into twine, either.

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Speaking of intentional spins, I’ve got 8 oz of Funky Carolina Falkland top on the wheel now. Being more than a little torqued about the inconsistencies in the yarn I just made, I thought I’d do another round and try to do it better. I did a little research first, and apparently Falkland is really good for socks.

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Very grateful that the Captain does not require his socks and caps to be particularly understated or “manly” in hue. In fact he prefers the bright blues and greens and purples. No dull colors for him, no thanks.

Does anyone else feel like Facebook has essentially gutted the blog world? I’m really glad I don’t have internet at my house. It makes me seek out content that is more substantial in the limited internet time I have. I miss the conversations that center around blogging. The “like” button has not done good things for social media.

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About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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3 Responses to Spinning and spinning

  1. Emily says:

    I am so in awe of your spinning. Gorgeous yarn! Also, insanely jealous of your snow. And I agree, FB has severely cut down on the amount of interaction people engage each other in. ‘in yoda voice’ There is no dialog, only like button.

  2. The Lab Rat says:

    I’m lovin’ the beautiful soft colors! And yes, Facebook hasn’t done social conversations any favors at all. Keep up the “Mine! All Mine!”-ing, spin, knit and craft the pretties!

  3. Marilyn says:

    So true on the “like” button.
    Loving what you are spinning. The colors are sublime.
    It almost makes me want to spin again, but no I will just
    enjoy seeing yours fruits. I am thinking about taking some
    of the wool I still have and doing some felting for a project.
    So happy you got some snow and hope you get more. I
    am a bit concerned about drought conditions this summer
    for much of the west coast.

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