It's not wrong to watch the Wimbledon finals while doing Tour de Fleece spinning, right? I haven't watched any of the actual cycling...ever...
Anyway, I've been productive! For whatever reason I zeroed in on my Rhinebeck 2010 wool/mohair blend to start. I had just slipped a batch of singles off the spindle before the Tour started, so this is the actual amount I spun on day 1:
Not too shabby. Spindle spinning goes quite slowly for me, as much as I do enjoy it. This frankly isn't the dreamiest fiber to spin; I really debated getting it in the first place given my tenuous relationship with mohair, but it's really fun to see the colors change. I'm such a sucker for color changing anything! Everlasting Gobstoppers, traffic lights, you name it.
Day 2 was Sunday. That's when I watched tennis and did a bunch of spinning:
Well, it seemed like a bunch of spinning at the time.
Day 3 was July 4. Long weekends make for great spinning progress. It was pretty hot and super humid, so I forewent watching the hot dog eating contest at Coney Island and watched it on TV instead (What did we do before cable? Go outside when it's hot? Perish the thought!). I finally finished spinning the roving!
I was really surprised that the last cop (leftmost one on the lower needle) didn't match up colorwise with the first cop (rightmost one on the upper needle). I was sort of expecting it to be a cycle? Shows how long it had been since I looked at the first cops! I like it so much as a laceweight single I can't bear to ply it, even though maybe it'd be better suited for socks than lace. I wound all the singles off onto the niddy noddy, and behold, yarn!
I used a lot of hair conditioner to try and soften it up when I gave it the old wash-and-whack. I'm dubious that this method will work. It's not as if hair conditioner makes my hair soft in perpetuity; why should I expect it would do that for a goat? I still have to figure out the yardage. Now I think I'm going to focus on finishing my Loop batt that looks like Falkor!