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Spinning's been a comfort for me lately. It was something I could do when my left wrist hurt, and it was something I could do with [livejournal.com profile] metachaos when she was staying with us.

First, a sad thing. The connector between the treadle and the footman broke, so I had to send off the treadle to be fixed.
Rune's New Bucket
Rune liked her new bucket.

Romeldale x Romney - Skeins 1
I spun up a bunch of Romeldale x Romney wool from Katrina's Wool World that might become a scarf of some sort sometime. It is springy and nice to touch.

July Yarn - 1st installment
I spun up 2 ounces of a 3-ply fingering weight merino (Ashland Bay top in Baltic) just to see if I could. Merino and I have not been the best of friends when spinning. Also spun 4 ounces of 2-ply from the Coopworth installment of the Bare Fiber Club (through Katrina's Wool World) after I got it all carded.

Border Leicester Blue - Skein
Spun this during [livejournal.com profile] iii_demon's family reunion. About 4 ounces Border Leicester from Katrina's Wool World as a 2-ply.

Redwood Sock - Skein
The Fricke Spinners [Ravelry link] had a spin-a-long in July, so my goal was 4 ounces of a 3-ply sock yarn. Fiber is Frabjous Fibers Merino in Redwood.

Midnight Run - Skein
I finally spun up one of the braids I bought from Spunky Eclectic. I had been thinking about making it into a fingering weight yarn, but the Romney wanted to be spun thicker than that. 4 ounce Romney top in Midnight Run.

Autumn - Detail 3
Finally figured my skills were good enough to tackle this fiber. It is 4 ounces of New Zealand merino I bought from a lady in Kentucky. I spun it up and chain-plied it in time for Yarn School, when it was gifted to Zabet.

Jacob Samples 02
I spun up some small samples of the Jacob fleeces I got at Iowa Sheep and Wool. The sample on the left was combed and the one on the right is carded. I want to do another sampled set and try to spin them finer, since I'd like to make a lighter weight sweater.

Blueberries - Detail
Finally dipped into my Maryland Sheep and Wool fiber. This is a lovely little wool and silk blend from Cloverleaf Farms in Blueberries. Not sure what this will become, but it will be mine because it is so squishy. 4 ounces in a 3-ply.

Starry Night - Loose
Bought this fiber with The Knitting Pirate at MD S&W this year and finally spun up my share of it. It is a lovely and soft single that I think will become some sort of scarf or wrap in the future. 4 ounces.

Saag - Loose
This fiber was custom dyed for me by Robyn when I got my wheel. I had such a hard time with merino previously that I didn't want to screw it up. Guess all inhibitions with that are gone. On her suggestion, I stripped it down the middle and spun the singles in the opposite direction of each other so they would mirror each other. 4 ounce 2-ply.

FRF Enchanted Forest - Detail 2
I've had this bag from Fae Ridge Farm waiting around for me, so I finally dived in and spun it up. It is 8 ounces as a single. This should make a good sized shawl or wrap in the future.

Bare April 2009 - Grey Shetland - Skein
And I'm still tackling my pile of Bare Fiber club samples. Since I need to card or comb them by hand, they don't get spun up very quickly. This is a grey/oatmeal Shetland sample that I spun up as a 3-ply. The color seems so much different from fiber to spun yarn. A 2.8 ounce sample.

And.... the Romney is finished! I'll make a comprehensive post about that sometime soon.
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