Spin 365

While knitting was my gateway drug into the fiber world, it is far from my only love.  Spinning, weaving and crocheting all take turns playing second fiddle to my knitting.  However for 2014 I think my priorities will go Knitting, Spinning then every thing else (weaving, crocheting, embroidery) thanks to the inspiration from David at Southern Cross Fibre who is spinning for at least 5 minutes every day and sharing photos on social media. David is sharing his shots on Flickr and his blog, but there is a presence on Instagram.  

I figured there is no downside, I get more spinning done (which is good for my fiber stash and my mental health) and a neat way to engage with the spinning community on Instagram.

Here are my first 7 days of my #spin365 - 

Day 1 - I tried spinning some of the Cormo locks I drum carded, I hated spinning it so I decided to toss it and start fresh again on Day 2.

Day 2 - I worked on some KnitPicks Wool of the Andes roving that I carded together with some silk noil that I picked up from Bohoknitterchic a few years back. Day 3 - I spun more on the Florida Gators Sprinkle batts (not exactly the sexiest name) but didn't get more pictures. Day 4 - I was coming down with a cold and I didn't get around to spinning on Saturday,.

Day 2 - I worked on some KnitPicks Wool of the Andes roving that I carded together with some silk noil that I picked up from Bohoknitterchic a few years back.

Day 3 - I spun more on the Florida Gators Sprinkle batts (not exactly the sexiest name) but didn't get more pictures.

Day 4 - I was coming down with a cold and I didn't get around to spinning on Saturday,.

Day 5 - I finished the Sprinkle Yarn, and let it sit overnight before plying.

Day 6 - I was home sick from work so I managed to get 100g of singles spun up in this beautiful green hand dyed yarn.

Day 7 - Plying the green singles from the day before.  My niddy-noddy is still in Parry Sound so I can't measure it yet, but I will be home this weekend so I can get it skeined and washed.

Day 7 - Plying the green singles from the day before.  My niddy-noddy is still in Parry Sound so I can't measure it yet, but I will be home this weekend so I can get it skeined and washed.

So I'm really pleased with my #spin365 output so far, and I'm looking forward to sharing the ups and downs of spinning every day.