My spinning wheel time the last few weeks has been spent exploring the joys of Romney, a lovely long wool fiber that nearly spins itself. Yesterday morning found the bobbin full of 2 ply ready to be turned into a skein.
Too little coffee and a newbie spinner's version of buck fever resulted in a niddy noddy session gone wrong. Note to self: there must be four, not three, wraps on the nid.
Three hours of nonstop de-tangling later (I am a de-tangling pro), the skein was saved with the help of some reliable tools. In the end I lost only a couple of inches of yarn and added just one join to the formerly unbroken skein. That's a small price to pay for such a very impressive lesson.
Now the twist is set and this 250 yards / 3.5 oz skein of Romney is ready to knit. There will be others. The bobbin on the wheel is already half full.
Knitted lace. A new shawl with a tale to tell. Yes, I think that's it.