Between a few miserable days at work, teenagers after school at the public library, I managed to get a bit of spinning done for my Hap shawl. Fortunately the Shetland Moorit I am spinning had already been carded into rolags for Spinzilla so it is just a matter of taking the time to spin it.
This is only about four or five rolags of fiber, but they are spinning like a dream. I am enjoying working toward a self-imposed goal with the encouragement of the fiber arts community. I know that I will love this shawl no matter how odd the results are. I am trying to fool myself into thinking that an Orenburg shawl will be my next project, but I am not sure if I am that deluded.
Spin-Off magazine has their first 2019 spin along project and it is to spin and knit a Shetland Hap by March. I had thought that I would spin for a sweater this year, just as a random goal, so this will be a great way to figure out if a sweater is a reasonable goal or not. To that end I have chosen the fibers I want to use, I have some Shetland in brown, pinks, and greens.
There is a tutorial on knitting a Hap on Craftsy/BluPrint that I have watched so at present I am confident that this is something I can accomplish. The official spin along begins on the 14th, so I will find out then how much work this is going to be.
I did finish spinning my Finn on the Ladybug, it is on the ball winder waiting for me to ply from a center pull ball tonight. I am internally debating if I want to spin on the Ladybug and ply on the Firefly or reverse the order. I find that I enjoy spinning more on the Ladybug so I will probably use the Firefly as a ply wheel since I have larger bobbins for that wheel.
Until I get started with that, Happy Crafting!