Friday, April 13, 2012

Early Morning Musings

For some reason I woke up this morning at 4:15 am!  I am not sure why, but by 4:45 am I was still awake, so I got up.  I fixed myself some coffee and read quietly for about 30 minutes, then something caught my eye.

Of course it was dark outside at the time, but I thought it would be wonderful to spin up some of the Silver Romney while lost in morning thoughts.

I have been pleased at how this fleece is spinning up.  I at one time thought it was a lost cause, I thought I had ruined it, felted it beyond repair.  But it has been redeemed by the use of combs.  Wickedly sharp combs, but that is what it took!

I have one 4 oz. skein already spun, and I have a project in mind.  I still have to comb another 2 oz. to complete this skein.  I was able to spin 4 of those soft bumps that you see on the distaff before the sun crept over the ridge.

It is spinning up to be fingering wt when 2 ply, that seems to be my default.  If I want thicker yarn I will 3 ply it!

Weaving has not been going as well as it could be I suppose,  I had planned to finish re-threading the Friendship Twill Towels on the little Leclerc, Alice, but I had to go into town today to get some travel vaccines for my trip this year.  My morning flew by, and it wasn't until after lunch that I got back to the loom.

I was nearing the end of the re-thread, and I had an uneasy feeling that the numbers were just not going to work out, so I stopped and counted what I had left to do and indeed the numbers were just not adding up!

I decided that I needed to count how many threads I had. ( Remember, I did not wind this warp I inherited it!)  I ended up with 390 instead of the 392 I thought I had, which isn't such a big difference, and it does not explain why the threading wasn't coming out!

So this is how I left it this afternoon. It is back to the weaving program to see if I can figure out where I went wrong.  (This sounds like a broken record doesn't it!  On Tuesday I finally finished my threading headache at the Center!) Let's see how many tries it takes me this time!

Until next time, Happy weaving, Tina

4 comments:

LA said...

Ohhhh...what lovely yarn you are spinning! Is it going to be something for a grand-baby???? I can almost feel the softness! So sorry you're counting threads again...what a bummer! But, the towels will be lovely when they're finished!

Bonnie said...

Wow, what an early start you got. Nice yarn. It will make something really nice.

Roxie said...

Isn't it a treat to be the only person awake in a brand new day? I love sunrises and and the bird's dawn chorus.

Judy said...

Isn't that a great way to start the day? A cup of coffee and a bit of spinning. Nice.