Lanai yarn

A couple of weeks ago I got the strong urge to get my spinning wheel out of the closet and start spinning again. Something that I haven’t done in years. I was a novice then, so now it’s pretty much like starting over.

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As you can see, I was in the process of spinning something when I packed it away, so I decided to finish that up first. It was 4 ounces of merino in the lanai colorway from the freckle face fibers etsy store. I would link to her shop, but as far as I can tell she’s not in business anymore. That’s how long it’s been!

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I spun up a second bobbin of singles to go with the first and made a 2 ply yarn.

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It turned out a bit of a mess and pretty unusable, but I did get to try out my new niddy noddy. After making this yarn I remembered that I usually have more luck with 3 plies, so I’m going to do that next time.

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After how this yarn turned out I decided that I need to do a few practice projects before I dig back into my pretty fiber braids, so I don’t ruin any more of them. First up is some yellow and teal wool I got at a fiber festival a few years ago. It’s  a little more raw than I’m used to. It’s rough and fuzzy with lots of debris, but it’s okay for practice. To make things harder I’m having tendon issues and am stuck wearing a thumb brace on my left hand for awhile. I’m trying to spin with it for at least 10 minutes a day because the other option is unacceptable. As you can probably guess this also severly disrupts my knitting ability. I hope it’s healed soon, because life is too short to not be able to do what you love for any amount of time!

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