Looks like the cat coughed it up

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I’ve had my wheel for a week, and it’s already got a space in my heart right text to my loom and my Sock Rockets. It started out feeling like a battle between the wheel and I, but I learned to relax, to move my feet slowly and my hands faster, to keep the wheel oiled and the brake on the bobbin at the sweet spot and things are coming along quite decently. Leslie told me one day I would just be spinning, and it would be amazing, and that day was this morning. I’ve got a great teacher ❤

But before I post this morning’s pic, here’s my first triumphant skein. It looks like a cross between something my cat might cough up and Tito’s bedhead. I finished spinning it at Rayna’s place on Friday night, then I plied it. Then Rayna asked me if I wanted to check my wraps per inch and we laughed and laughed.

That there on the right? That's Rayna ;) I aspire to spin like her.

That there on the right? That’s Rayna. I aspire to spin like her.

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My, uh, ‘singles’.

My plied singles... there are bits in there that almost look like yarn!

My plied singles… there are bits in there that almost look like yarn!

It feels like progress - that thing on the right definitely has hairball qualities.

It feels like progress – that thing on the right definitely has hairball qualities.

On Saturday I opened up a merino silk blend that Rayna gifted to me almost a year ago. It’s called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. I’m sure GRRM would approve of his story made manifest in dyed fluff.

'A Song of Ice and Fire'

‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

So far I’d say things are going rather well – this one may even be knittable!

From here:

From here:

... To here!

… To here!