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October 16, 2005

As the Bobbin Turns

The merino/silk keeps beckoning me. I finished spinning the first half last night.

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I took a break from the silk to take some plain brown wool for a test drive. It was given to me by the woman who sold me my wheel. I have no idea what it is. I wanted to try out my thick and thin spinning before breaking into the Butternut Woolens handpainted top.

The top is so pretty I don't want to ruin it. I think I have my plan. I'll spin it relatively thick (I have Lamb's Pride Bulky in mind as a rough guide) and I won't split the roving at all so I can get the longest color runs possible. Then I'll set the twist and use it as a single.