This morning I woke up to the race and started plying the Masham fiber that took 5 days to spin. I figured an hour of plying and I could get right to work on the Shetland. That was the plan.
Turns out that I spun the fiber thinner than I thought:
It's mostly a fingering weight, but I can count the spots where I got tired and those areas are more like lace weight. I'm hoping it will all even out after the wash.
I truly love this fiber and I'm sure I have enough yardage to make anything I want ... anything. The plying took hours, and I still love it. Believe me, I've spun fibers for half an hour and hated it (Wensleydale).
When the plying was done, I prepared dinner and cleaned up for company. I also spun some Shetland while watching the replay of the Tour at 8p. Yes, I can do that because all of my family knows they can't stop me.
Here's how far I got, which is not far at all:
Isn't it lovely?! I can't wait to get it done and I can leave it on the coffee table to stare at it. I just love orange in the Summer and this fiber looks like rainbow cotton candy. It's adorable!
I have to get up early enough to watch the first run of the Tour de France so that I won't miss anything! Can you believe Mark Cavendish came in 4th today?! I feel like I should make him a pair of 'good luck' socks because I don't think there's another sprint for a couple of days.