As a compliment to my On The Needles post, I want to share what’s on my wheel. Given I am such a slow spinner this won’t be a real regular post. I typically only have one spinning project at a time.
The fiber I’m spinning is 4.2 ounces from wooliebullie and is a 50% merino, 50% mulberry silk blend. The colorway is Beaujolais – a deep purple/magenta. Buttery smooth top to the touch. I’m aiming for a 2-ply lace or light fingering. My default 2-ply is a sport weight so the lace is a challenge for me. It’s slow going – I’ve been pre-drafting a lot to keep it consistently thin. I divided the top in half (one for each ply) and am still on the first half.
I have a Kromski Sonata in Mahogany that I bought Fall 2011.
I’m anxious to finish this and start a gradient!