Our Summer Spin In 2022 is in progress and we both have doing lots of carding and spinning. Hear what we've been up to.
Spinning: I’m still spinning the Manx Loaghton. I have spun 768 yards, or 15.2 ounces, of a 2 pound bag of roving.
I finished spinning the fiber I blended on my new blending board from Celestial Farms. I have about 250 yards of worsted weight. I still have some learning to do but it sure has been fun experimenting with the board.
Started spinning the two 8 ounce braids I bought at Black Sheep Gathering. A corriedale cross and 70/30 merino/silk. I have finished one skein, a two ply of each single, and have about 260 yards/2.6 ounces.
Previously I had finished the Oxford blend that I had made with mohair and silk noil (about 600 yards of worsted weight) and I finished off a 3-ply sock weight with the Santa Cruz Island fleece that had been carded (about 2 ounces).
I finished the 70/30 merino silk plied with the Huckleberry Knits fiber close out. I love the way it turned out. I used the extra of the merino silk to make a skein that was just a two-ply of that yarn. About 8 ounces of the first batch and 4 ounces of the leftovers.
I finished plying the Columbia fleece blended with tussah silk top. I got about 10 ounces of yarn.
I'm currently carding a black Shetland fleece (~3 lbs). I also skirted and sorted the California Red fleece that I bought at Black Sheep Gathering.
Started June 1 and goes until September 5. (US Labor Day)
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Prizes: Shibui yarn hat kit donated by Dagmar (Dagger51), Alpaca sample fiber set from Cathy (Straightfork), pint of maple syrup from Cathy, plus other fibery surprises.