I finally managed to finish my current spinning project. It was Bugga Fiber from the Sanguine Gryphon (70/20/10 superwash merino/cashmere/nylon) in the colourway Burrowing Owl.
It became this beautiful, soft and squishy sportweight 2 ply yarn:
I managed to get 313 yards from 4oz, which is incredible for me… however.
Spinning this nearly put my wrist out of commission. Permanently. There were days when I couldn’t even knit b/c the spinning had hurt my wrist so much.
I still can’t figure out what I was doing differently either. Was it the fiber content?, the horrendous prep on the fiber?, my technique?, the wheel? So many different factors.
I’ve decided to just jump back in though and try some sparkle bfl from woolgatherings out. If I’m okay with that then the last two factors can be discounted. Since I know the prep on woolgatherings is wonderful I won’t have to worry about that either.
I started the sparkle stuff on the 4th and it is now resting as singles, there were a few twinges in my wrist, but there wasn’t the pain that the burrowing owl brought. Let’s hope that was a one off.
I have a lot more to share, but I’ll put that up with the finished yarn.