I spent a lot of this weekend spinning. I still cannot believe how much more there is still left from the 2 lbs. of Cormo I have left. I really love spinning this. It’s sooooo soft.
On Sunday I took an Intermediate Spinning Workshop at The Fiber Loft in Harvard, MA. It was nice to meet some of the other NETA people, Eric, Cheryl and Sherrie, who I had met once before at the Afghan party.
Why is it that every teacher thinks they have to undo everything you’ve already been taught… sigh. But I did learn some really neat ideas for plying. She taught everyone how to Navajo Ply (ho-hum – did that) but what I didn’t realize that with Navahjo Plying you can retain your color separation in the varigated fleece/yarn. NICE!
She also showed us this ‘trick’ or ‘treat’ if you will of doing 2 ply and then to ply ‘around’ roving. What a really cool effect. I can’t wait to try it.
Everyone had brought some pretty colored rovings and there I was with my Finn and Cormos. 🙂 So after class I had to check out Reva’s stash and then I HAD to buy some of Lorna’s Laces Fiber for my stash. Colorway Vera I think. There are 10 oz. so I should be able to get a shawl or scarf out of that- or maybe I’ll get enough fingering weight to do the Shadow knitting jacket.
Decisions, decisions, decisions…..