|All six finished yarns, and the one still on the wheel from the 2014 Tour. 5827 total yards spun this year|
|One of the neighboring farms fields. It was just to pretty to not get a snapped photo the other day as I was heading home.|
The dining room, was the only other room that didn't get a color over haul. Mainly, because the previous owner actually did a decent job in that room and we liked it. So mainly I just freshened it up, repainted the distressed chair rail before Bob lost it (not sure why he hinted it as much as he did but that was a quick and easy fix.), and replaced the maroon dog destroyed blinds. Why they would put maroon blinds in a grey and cream/white dining room, who truly knows, but they are gone now. In fact, all the maroon blinds are gone now. In the living room that formerly had a red wall, they made some sense, but all logic ends there.
Besides spinning, working on the house, and spinning, I've not had a lot to tell you all. It's been weeks since a real post but besides being busy with all the little things that need to happen around a new house I haven't had a lot happen. Or maybe it's just that I've not been in the mindset to brainstorm for subjects to blog about. Don't worry, I'll work on it.
Until then, here's the remainder of my tour progress pictures...
For those of you who spin, thou know you often have little left overs from the plying process. I picked up a Schact Spindle Company's Zoom Loom yesterday because I had an idea for my little plying ends.
Anyway, back to business. As you can see, I got quickly into it once I had useable yarns. It's a little time consuming, but quite easy and as you get the hang of it, it goes quicker and quicker. And the plying makes the yarn much more easy to handle. My singles are spun with the intention of plying, not being used on their own so they have a bit more energy in them than is needed.
Though I still need to work on getting something slightly bigger in yarn gauge for the coaster idea.
But I'm happy with this mix of cheerful blue coasters. All four are made out of three different yarns. That's how little I have left of each single from the spinning process. I send up pretty darn close on all bobbins, and after the plying process, I end up with just enough.
I love the fact that the two above that are the same yarn look the most different as to how the color change happened in the single. Whereas the two below almost look like the same yarn when they are not even close to the same fiber or color way.
So, another little project to work on. Just what I need, right?
Have a great day everyone. It's good to be back. Now I need to go do some trim work, bake brownies, and replace electric outlasts in the dining room.