22 August, 2011
one hundred twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh skeins
Spun a couple of skeins of Gale's Art Blue Face Leicester in a blue that was not named and was not a repeatable shade of hers. One skein is 2 ounces and about 138 yards; the other is 1 1/3 ounces and about 112 yards.
Wasted 20 grams by combining three strands for a 3 ply and running out of one bobbin before the others. I expected that would happen because my fingers just couldn't seem to keep the gauge fine on the first spindleful, not as fine as I meant it to be.
I began by spinning wool on my laceweight spindle. I measured out the wool into three parts, spinning one and one-third ounces at a time. Once the spindle was full, I transferred the singles to a bobbin and continued until all four ounces of wool were spun. I plied using another spindle from The Spanish Peacock that I bought this year to use for plying after my old no-name spindle (the broken one held together with tape) finally had the biscuit. It weighs twice as much as the laceweight spindle and has a deeper hook to hold thicker yarn. Both are made of cherry and walnut.