Wednesdays are for Spinning

Despite my recent obsession with spinning posts on the blog, I don’t get as much time with my wheel as you think, which is due in part to the fact that my almost-two-year-old niece Violet has a tendency to want to touch my wheel while I’m spinning. Little fingers and spinning wheels do not mix. So Wednesdays have become my new day to devote to spinning since little Vi goes away for the day.

(The fiber pre-spun)

My latest finished yarn is the Alpaca/Silk blend I’ve mentioned before, which I call “Haiku.” This was my first attempt at lace weight, and now I am in love. Lace is one of my favorite things to knit, so it’s only natural that it’s become one of my favorite yarn weights to spin.

Haiku
4 ounces
80% Alpaca, 20% Silk
2 ply, 32 WPI
648 yards

I already have plans to make this into a Miralda triangle shawl (Ravelry link). And it didn’t take very long for me to start my next lace spinning project (maybe two days). So now it’s time for me to go get on the wheel so I can turn this lovely stuff into lovely yarn.
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