Work has been crazed. So I have been taking pics, but didn't have a lot of time to *do* anything with them!
I finished the Into the Whirled batt singles by the end of day Two! It also plied up quickly. So I suspect there won't be tons of yardage, but it was fun.
I confess that I just didn't care for the Falkland. But, could just be me. The colors are gorgeous! And the batt was beautifully prepared. So I am definitely curious how it came out. Tonight's project is skein it, soak & thwack it.
So because I am me...and I am crazy, I took on the two Bump project. *gulp*
But to my amazement, I have finished my singles! WOOHOO!! *happy dance*
Mind you, I finished the Water Ballet Bump at 2:45 am last night. On a WORK NIGHT. Zzzzz. Ummm...what? *grin*
But I have created lovely collages for each.
As per usual, my camera doesn't do the colors justice. It is hard to get decent pics with a flash. But I tend to spin after work & dinner. So on weeknights, I am generally not touching the wheel until about 7 on days I work from home & after the kids are in bed on days when I am in the city.
I think the colorways will look amazing together. I am giving the singles a day to rest & will start plying tomorrow. I am under some delusion that I can finish it in a day. *laugh* My last Bump took *days* to ply. Just hoping I can make it for the end of the TdF! *fingers crossed*
Already have plans for the finished yarn... A lovely sweater for my darling daughter. A nice feather & fan perhaps to show off the striping effects. I think it will be lovely.
Of course, I am hoping that I don't overtwist it. I have had that issue with the new wheel. I am still getting used to the Ladybug. But overall, I think I am getting better with her. And the yarns are getting better the more I spin.
Also, I have been watching a ton of spinning videos. And believe it or not, I never had seen anyone pull out singles or plied yarn to check the twist! Now that I understand about that, I think I am getting better about more consistent and less overtwisted/overplied yarns. And at least one pointed out that you can always add twist in the opposite direction if needed. Duh! *laugh*
I think I am going to do that with the Gale's Art Alpaca/Silk I spun first on the wheel. That may help. Mind you, that may only apply to overplied yarns...but worth a shot. Or I live with the fact that when I knit it, it will bias and try to use that in the design.
So overall, still very happy with my purchase of the Ladybug. The only thing I second guess at all is if I shouldn't have bought new. But I wouldn't have ever gotten the Woolee Winder that way. And I *really* love not switching hooks. There is a whole lot to be said for that.
So much so that I bought the bulky flyer! *smile* And am mostly happy with that. Though the only downside has been that the maiden sits too low with the Ladybug. So I had to tweak it some & twist the eye slightly so it doesn't bang against a screw on the Mother of All. But it works. And is very lovely... So I am a happy gal. *smile*
Dinner time. Then some skeining. The big excitement. I don't think I am going to put anything else on the wheel for singles. I was debating it. But I don't think it is wise. If by some miracle I finished plying tomorrow... *ROFL* I might take a bit of fiber with me. But I am aware that with the travel, it is *extremely* unlikely I will finish up anything else for the TdF.