Ever since my room has been organized and cleaned out, the spinning wheels have been calling more frequently. However, there are several bins of fiber hiding in the closet, along with a basket of fiber beside each wheel. Both wheels have projects in progress....so, in other words, there is plenty of fiber in this house to spin.
But...big BUT, I'm dying to get my hands on some of Joan's fiber. Joan opened the Cupcake Fiber Company (with a little egging from Cookie) a couple of months ago and I've been haunting her Etsy shop ever since.
When I first stepped back into spinning I decided to just spin, not worry about quality, and to get the feel of spinning a yarn, any yarn. In hindsight, smaller quantities of fiber may have been easier and would have given me a quick sense of accomplishment.
The fiber on my cherry Schacht, Corina, is giving me fits as it really doesn't know what it wants to be and, at this point in time, I just want it to be done. I'm tired of it's fuzziness, it's grayness, tired of IT in general. There isn't much more to go before I can ply it into a mess of yarn. I could give the whole thing a chuck, but I'm determined to see the finish line. Corina and I will "just do it".
On the other hand, I'm quite happy with the project on my Lendrum, Emmylou. We're spinning for the Cuppa Joe Mitts from the Ennea Collective. Anne's article on how to spin for the mitts was quite thorough, although I'm very sure my yarn will not look as good as hers. One bobbin is finished and I'm working on the second. The Fiber Optic's pin-drafted roving has been a pleasure to spin as the preperation is lovely.
But, back to Joan's fiber....her fiber will be my reward for finishing the projects on both wheels. It's crazy to buy more fiber when I already have so much but, I will allow myself to buy one thing from Joan when both wheels are empty.
However, that may not be as easy as it sounds.
She has so many choices! The trio sets are so enticing! Just think of how cute barber-poled socks would be. She also has bamboo blends, silk blends, BFL or merino blends! And, I haven't even talked about color choices. I'm all in a tizzy over what I want. Hopefully, by the time I've attained my goal I'll have made a decision. Or you will have emptied her shop.