Plying two commercially spun lace weight yarns on a drop spindle to make fingering/sock weight yarn. One skein is a really soft lavender color that is a blend of mohair, acrylic, and nylon and the other is a bright fuchsia twisted with black and it’s comprised of wool, acrylic, and polyester. They look really neat twisted together. :)
I thought I should practice using my drop spindle again because I bought 4oz. of bare merino wool roving (from this Etsy shop) to dye and spin yesterday. I’m really excited for it to arrive. I haven’t decided what color I’m going to dye it (suggestions?), but I’m going to try to spin it thin, possibly for socks.
Spinning yarn is quite calming and therapeutic, I’ve realized. Just pop on some good music, relax, and spin spin spin spin spin away! It’s also a pretty good workout for the upper arms, chest, and shoulders, especially as the spindle gains weight with all the newly spun yarn. Just remember to switch up your dominant arm every once in awhile to equally work both sides (and to give one arm a break - sheesh!). I’m pretty sure if you kept it to one side, you’d come away with a skein of pretty yarn and one gigantic Popeye arm. That’s not a good look, kids!
In other news, I’ve seriously been slacking on that second TARDIS sock. I’ve got Second Sock Syndrome pretty bad for some reason. I’ve finished the cuff and have started the colorwork, but I just can’t get myself motivated. Ugh. I really need to get it finished so I can start on Mister Benface’s TARDIS fingerless gloves.