Talking about spinning, I've made the first sock-ish skeen of light grey yarn from some wool I bought locally.
I spun it woolen style (twist enters drafting zone) and as a two ply it comes to somewhere around 16 wpi. It wasn't until I wound it into a skeen that I could see how lovely it was. All the time I was spinning it, I thought to myself, "Self, this yarn sure is better than last time, but you just know all you can spin is crap at this stage in your life. You should just give up and stick to knitting. Why would you want to make yarn anyway? That's for the experts."
Good thing I seldom listen to myself.
I made around 60 meters, so that should do one sock? Maybe?
I have some dark grey to spin up for the colour work. Then we will see how things go from there. Here's the plan:
And here's the finished yarn!
If everything goes well today, I'll have some more items up on my etsy shop by Monday. That is, once I've gone to the market, worked in the garden, cleaned the deck, watered the plants, made bread, washed the cat and gone out for dinner with family.
And one more thing, is it skeen, skean, skein, or skane?