Here and there, over the weekend, I was able to whirl away some time. While it's been easy to keep my attention on only two knitting projects, the effort hasn't carried over to spinning. This is where color abounds, color calls, and color entices. (Love of color might also be why I dipped into a bit of dyeing, too.) Emmylou had 4 bobbins and you'd think that would be enough, but with a couple of long term projects on the whorls, I decided to invest in a couple more.
It's going to take some time to spin up 8 oz. of Spirit in the Sky, and the Brick Corriedale roving, that will become a pair of socks for Smith, has also called out to be finished. And then I got a wild hair to spin some (don't fall out of your chair) green! Kate’s Verdigris has a wide variety of green shades, along with tones of blue and rust, and I just had to see what it would look like spun. In my minds eye I can see a yarn full of life, filled with light and shadow, too. It will grow up to be a 2-ply for lacy shawl (but not for me).
Spirit in the Sky is full of vibrant light. It’s very exciting to watch a bobbin fill with the colors of the sun. I'm taking my time and spinning this slow and fine, while trying to decide weather to make a three ply or to Navajo ply. I should have plenty of time to mull it over. Can you imagine how bright and happy the pair of socks knit with this yarn will be?
In contrast to that, the Brick roving is spinning up into warm subtle neutral shades. Smith will love the socks knit from this yarn as they should be tweedy and handsome. Spinning this Corriedale top is so enjoyable. I love the wooliness, the long staple length, the warm colors and the way it slips through my fingers. I confess to spending much of my time with it and should be finish with this bobbin of singles by weeks end. Plying will commence with the Weekend Whirlers or my Friday Night Spinning mates.