During the month of July, there is a professional bike race in France called the Tour de France. Wool spinners celebrate this race by participating in the Tour de Fleece. I dusted off my Kromski spinning wheel and managed to pedal (spin) a few hundred yards of Shetland wool.I played around with some thread plying on another of my single hand spun yarn. The type of thread made a big difference in the final look of the yarn. The lighter color was plied with a rayon variegated thread.The darker yarn was plied with a thicker variegated cotton thread. What a change!On a different note, we had quite a storm last week in Southern Arizona. It’s our “monsoon” season and normally we get afternoon thunderstorms, a lot of lightning and thunder, not much rain. This time it rained 1 3/8 inches, enough to get a stream running down the street plus about 10 minutes of pea size to marble size hail.We really can’t complain, we need every single drop.
Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing
Nice to see some spinning going on! I like the comparison of the two skeins with different plying thread…a great experiment! Stay safe from that hail!!!!