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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
It turns out spinning thin yarn is like knitting it - it takes longer!

Tour de Fleece, Day 13

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This is the "Norwegian" wool I spun up earlier in the tour, skeined and washed.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Bluefaced Leicester is so pretty!
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I took the last little bit of Bluefaced Leicester and Navajo-plied it to itself. I'm trying to practice that when I can without working up a whole 8 ounces that way.

July 12: Day 13

This morning I spun more Romney for about 40 minutes and listened to my favorite non-knitting podcast, Relic Radio. I learn a lot from that show. Apparantly, Bio-tex stain removing powder was the Oxyclean of its day, and even had a fairly catchy jingle. If by "catchy" you mean "chanted at least three times in 30 seconds in a robotic manner."

Anyway, I got a fair amount of yarn on the bobbin. Spinning thinner yarn takes longer, which is fine with me, since I was previously tearing through fiber like they were going to stop selling it soon. I think I will ply it into a two-ply, wash it, and see how it swatches. If it's really super-thin, I could run it through the weel again to add twist, and cable the two-ply to itself. It would be my first cabled yarn.

I also took some photos of yarns from earlier in the Tour. The "Norwegian" didn't soften up very much with washing, and I don't know what I'm going to do with it, so, for now, it's just going to marinate in the stash for a while.

The Bluefaced Leicester did bloom and soften up a bit (it was soft to begin with!) I'm really happy with it. It might become a shawl, I think. Sometimes I have to swatch something before it tells me what it wants to be.

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