Spin-tastic!

I am participating in the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Spin the Bin Challenge for 2014. (Intro post here.) Entries in which I discuss my spinning are labeled with the “spinthebin” category.

My goals are:

  1. LI Livestock Company Alpaca Sparkle – 6 oz –> project link –> DONE!
  2. BMFA RWC #3 Camel/Merino/Silk in Spring Dreamin’ – 6 oz –> project link
  3. Pigeonroof Studios BFL in Filligree (4 oz) and Frabjous Fibers BFL in Glacial (4 oz) – 8 oz –> project link –> DONE!
  4. Loop! Bump in Kermit Coordinate – 5 oz –> project link
  5. BMFA RWC #2 BFL (5 oz) and Merino/Silk (3 oz) in Sleepy Hollow – 8 oz
  6. BMFA RWC #1 Polwarth in Prism (4 oz) and Winter Solstice (4 oz) – 8 oz
  7. BMFA Sheep 2 Shoe Kit in Single Cell Dating Pool – 8 oz
  8. Plymouth Yarn Alpaca (5 oz) carded with The Wacky Windmill Silk (2 oz) – 7 oz –> project link –> DONE!
  9. Two Sisters Stringworks Gotland in Canopy (4 oz) and Rime (4 oz) – 8 oz
  10. Wash, flick, and spin locks of BFL x Cormo fiber – 8 oz
  11. Dye, comb, and spin locks of BFL x Gotland fiber – 8 oz
  12. West Mountain Farm Llama Down – 5 oz
  13. BMFA RWC #4 Merino/Superwash Merino/Silk in Spring Fever – 8 oz
  14. Angora fiber (1 oz) with Porpoise Fur Shetland (4 oz) in Drowned Gods – 6 oz

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I am also conducting an ongoing, personal Spinner’s Study during which I spin roughly an ounce of fiber from different breeds of sheep on my Kundert spindle and finish them as singles. While I’m spinning, I research various characteristics about the breed and its wool from the internet and from the invaluable Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. When I’m all done, I record my thoughts and tell you about what I’ve learned.

To date, I’ve completed:

Tools of the trade…