Here are the results from day 4 of Spinzilla. From bottom to top we have the following:
- 64 grams and 367 yards of Bluebird Cafe – the second half of the braid that I spun on day 3. Superwash merino, spun fine for plying into a DK. I’ll probably do all my plying on Sunday – as that’s easy to do around making a Thanksgiving feast.
- 97 grams and 292 yards of Penny Lane – superwash merino. These two skeins were spun to make soft singles. The merino will bounce up once it is washed and will fill out. If it isn’t as thick as I want, I’ll ply the two and get a chunky weight.
- 96 grams and 280 yards – same as above
Day 3 of Spinzilla proved much more productive because I booked the day off work. I had as much time to spin as I wanted. Talk about delicious.
So here’s what I produced. I finished the second half of the blue polwarth/silk you see at the top. Then I spun up the pink polwarth/silk you see in middle. And in the evening, I spun half a braid of Bluebird Cafe from the Sweet Georgia Yarns fibre club, September. It’s Superwash Merino and spins like a dream. All these fibres spin wonderfully.
Oh, and during my breaks from spinning, I tidied my studio. I reorganized all my tools and fibre from the Knit City workshops I did over the weekend.
The total yardage for day 3 is 973 yards. Not bad at all. This year you get credit for plying your yarn, so I may take a break from spinning singles and ply the Temptress skeins from day 1 and the Bluebird Cafe skeins. We’ll see. Right now I am just having fun busting through my stash and making a dent in it.
Tonight’s the second spin-in at the Sweet Georgia Yarns studio, and I’ll get to see other members of the team, and see what they’ve been up to.