dear readers,

June 13, 2011

every day, i think to myself, “self” i think,
“i hope the people who read this blog are patient
because you’ve been a total slacker lately. seriously.”
of course, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably not.
more likely, i’ve been deleted from your bookmarks,
you’ve unsubscribed from the rss feed,
and forgotten all about me.

you’re probably not even reading this right now.

but for those who are,
all i can say is stay tuned,
for adventures and fun are on the way.
i promise.
(i hope)

until then, i kinda have a bunch of boring stuff to get through.
and it’s been a long time since i was like,
that is blog worthy.”

i did find an hour or so last week to spin a little,
and work my way through some of a lovely batt i have.
i’ve spun about half the batt,
and i can’t decide if i’ll ply this sucker,
or have one big skein of a lace weight single.
(any advice from the spinners?)

while my life’s not very interesting at all right now,
at least it’s not totally lacking in fiber.
my surgeon would be happy to hear that.

stay with me bitches.
just a little longer.

17 Responses to “dear readers,”

  1. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    Ok, looking at that bobbin I have come to the conclusion you are a complete liar and are nowhere near as new at this as you say. Beginner spinner, my ass.

    Love you anyway.

  2. Kt Says:

    You’re a new spinner?? This is lovely!

    This screams “ply me” to me

  3. David Says:

    Looks fantastic! As far as plying goes, ply if you need to ply. If the yarn you want to make doesn’t need to be plied, then don’t. That said, if you’ve spun this much intending to ply, then you probably have too much twist in the single, so I’d either ply or run it back through the wheel when you’re done to remove a little of the twist (treadling in the opposite direction will remove some twist). Singles are unbalanced by nature, but you don’t want them too kinky ;)

  4. Linda Says:

    Fear not…I’m still here reading.
    I love reading your posts because they read like poems. Which I’m sure you do on purpose…but I’m slow to figure things like that out. I just knew I loved it and figured it out later on. It was a slap on the forehead moment.
    I vote for plied. I think it will be even more beautiful.


  5. Hey, I actually just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, so as far as I know, this is your typical posting schedule! :o) Your handspun is gorgeous… I hope to learn someday!

  6. kris Says:

    Hey ! Can’t get rid of me that easy, I love the colour of your yarn, I vote for plied also,!

  7. Astrid Says:

    You could ply it with sewing thread (silk is always nice, or one of those fancy threads) for added strength, stabilization, and suble sheen and color.

  8. Adrienne Says:

    I’d comment but I didn’t actually read this.

  9. Melynda Says:

    Despite your laziness I feel you have beat me on blog content lately. Can’t we just blame the beautiful weather?!

  10. linda cannon Says:

    Oh give it up darlin we are still following(sp) you and loving every minute. I surely enjoy you too much to abandon you.

  11. Audry Says:

    I personally prefer 2-3 ply yarn over singles, but I usually make my decision based on what I want to make and how much yardage I need.

  12. Sarah Says:

    I think it’s time to drop the “beginner,” Steven. You can spin! I vote for spinning up the other half of the batt and doing a two ply. Laceweight singles can be all nice and pretty, but it’s a pain in the arse when they break.

    (I wouldn’t worry too much about the blogging issue, either. I’ve been blogging regularly and no one comments anymore, so I don’t think it has anything to do with frequency or content.)

  13. Tamara Says:

    Dude, even if you only posted once a month, I’d still check back every day to see if that day was the day…your posts read like conversations! So, no worries there…
    And, as I have an aversion to laceweight (I’m still a noobie-knitter, so haven’t discovered that love yet), I’d have to vote for “plied”…not that what I say holds any weight at all, but anyway…

  14. Erin Says:

    NOT a spinner…but I definitely think you should ply! just beautiful

  15. Hope Says:

    Don’t underestimate yourself! It’ll take more than slacking to run your readers off! ;) Pretty yarn, I have a hard time believing you’re a beginner, too. <3 Happy apt. hunting.

  16. Cathy Lennebacker Says:

    Lace stitches show best with a two ply – the character of a two ply makes the stitches show up and has much more strength than a single.

  17. brooke Says:

    I say ply it, but only because I lack confidence in my own singles….It is rather lovely.. nice job…


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