7/9 The bobbin is filling nicely. I am hoping to have half spun by Friday or Saturday.
Oh and those are neps in the singles, not poor spinning.
7/11 Half the angora/alpaca is now spun thanks to an afternoon at guild.
The Ithaca contingent of Team Spinning Bunny
However I have figured out I need more than I had to spin. Now I am working some 15.5 micron merino to ply with the non elastic ang/alp.
7/12 A quarter of the second bobbin completed today.
7/14 Now at half the second bobbin. I do wonder if, at this rate, I can finish in time.
7/19. I am now at 40% - two full bobbins. Will ply them together tomorrow which will get me to 50%. It’s gonna be close, racewise. At the same time I purchased the roving I also bought 4 skeins of milled angora/alpaca fingering yarn from the same vendor, just in case.
7/21. Plied the two bobbins together to make 680 yds of fingering yarn. I only need about 1000 so am further along than I thought. Happy Dance.
7/22 With some input from Cathy C, I decided to work the two yarns together as one. They knit as a worsted weight yarn. That decided I now only need half of what I thought I did yesterday. Really fast progress. VBG Plus I get will get to use larger needles.
7/23 Made a swatch to get a change from the endless spinning of off white. The bottom section is with US#8, middle with #9 and top with #10 needles. The top is too flimsy. The bottom seems about right BUT when all that angora and alpaca blooms it will be tighter so I am going with the middle. This whole project progresses faster and faster.
7/24 The sweater has been begun. It is a top down seamless raglan pullover, that starts with flat knitting, then goes to round, designed by Cathy Chesntut. I am the first tester. The instructions are easy to follow and the sweater is moving along nicely. The pattern will be available after the Knitting Getaway.
7/25 All the spinning for singles is now done!!! This evening, or tomorrow morning if I can wait that long, they will be plied into yarn! Tomorrow is the last day of the Tour. I am so relieved to know I will actually be going across the finish line tomorrow.
Yellow jersey here I come.