You’ve Got To Love A Friday!

Yes, I know it’s not really friday.  For me, though, it is – so yay!  Not that I don’t enjoy my job because I actually do, it’s just a matter of balance.  My crafts are exactly what balance me 🙂

And now I get to spin 🙂  For two whole glorious days 🙂

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This is some of the very lovely cotton which I bought from an excellent seller I found on Ravelry, from Kentucky.  I bought two pounds to give it a try – it was raw…I love learning new things from the ground up!

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It came like the bit on the left – on the right is some of the cotton pulled off of the seed.

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I held the seed and pulled off the fluff…

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In the end I had a cloud of very clean fluff with just a bit of vm left.

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Just because I’m me (lol, of course!), I had to try spinning it both ways.  I carded some and rolled it off the card from side to side…

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I think both methods work well and don’t have a real preference yet 🙂  I ended up all distracted and started spinning and knitting for a lovely thin knit alpaca cardigan – 2 ply just-a-little-more-than-lace-weight.

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I have more yarn to ply…I’m finding the weaving bobbin rack and winder sooooo useful!  Best thing ever.

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It’s an absolute star for storing the singles and plying from too!

Oh! And I must show you the baby boy!  He’s growing like a weed and getting cuter every day!

So cute!!

The spinning wheel is calling…Have a fantastic couple of days folks – I know I will 🙂

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2 thoughts on “You’ve Got To Love A Friday!

  1. Hi Lisa,
    Lovely cardi. How did you like spinning the cotton?Is it more difficult than wool?
    Enjoy yousr 2 days spinning!
    Regards,
    Lynn

  2. My daddy was a cotton farmer and I used to play with the cotton straight from the boll. I loved seeing white cotton as far as the eye could see. I was so young then and didn’t know anything about spinning and carding other than what was in my history books. Have fun with the cotton and knitting. And Baby Boy is adorable! Treasure every day.

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