We had our monthly get together last Sunday at Ms. Wonder Whys farm and I decided I'd take my wheel since it's been months since I last spun. After a fab-u-lous lunch and some chit chat, we finally got down to some spinning.
I had just a little bit of one of my blended batts that needed finished and thought it would be a good time to try my hand at Navajo plying. Lucky for me, Ms. Wonder Why was very willing to give me a lesson.
So on Monday I decided I'd better try again before I forgot what Andrea had shown me. Checked my spinning basket and sure enough found another full bobbin. For some reason before I left Andrea's, I took the jumbo flyer off my spinning wheel and put the smaller one back on.
You know how it goes, I was to lazy to put the jumbo flyer back on. I just wanted to get started plying. I was sure it would be just fine to use the smaller flyer....Wrong. Of course I didn't figure out why I was having so many problems until I was about half way through the bobbin. Dah......I couldn't peddle slow enough for my hands to keep up. So this skein, not so great....
Close up.....just look at that over plied skein or maybe I should say "energetic"!
It felt nice to be sitting at my wheel again so thought I'd find something else to spin up. Chose some fiber I picked up when we were visiting our son in VT last October. I have two 4oz skeins of Frabjous Fibers hand dyed Merino called Green with Envy.
I've also been knitting on my Viajante but decided not to bore you with any pics at this point. It's going to be while before it will look any different. After looking at several of the finished Viajante's, I found inspiration from tippsy1's Viajante....she incorporated beads and also love how DeDitte's added additional sections of the lace edging. So I'll wait to give an update once I've added some beads.
That's it for me, thanks for stopping by......hope you all have a wonderful weekend.