Today was the first day and I spent part of it putting stuff away in my studio, getting my measurements sorted to warp up the loom on Tuesday and spinning which doesn't tend to affect the RSI if I'm sensible as it's a different action from hand sewing.
I've got a reasonable amount of spinning done in the Tour de Fleece; not as much as some, but 2 skeins completed and a bobbin spun for the next skein
|Left is the Heavenly Wools Dragon's Breath in merino. This is fractally spun in a 2-ply and will be a Drop Leaf Shawlette once I've got a couple of other items off the needles. Approx 850m|
|This is the first bobbin of the second skein; hoping I get a similar amount and I have no idea what I'm going to make with it at this point.|
|I love this colourway now, it's the third attempt to find it a pattern it likes and this time it's been successful!|
I'm also really close to ordering my new sewing machine; 1st day of August I'll be paying for it and getting it sent down; it's on trial but going by reviews I'm expecting to love it! If all works out I'll do a review myself. I'm getting the Juki HZL-F600 Exceed down from Auckland.
Don't have a date for the new spinning wheel yet, once it arrives all going well I'll be selling my current one as I don't have space for both, and possibly the E-spinner as well. I'll need the money from that to get a couple of things for my loom and some more accesssories for the sewing machine and the spinning wheel! Unfortunately although I'd saved enough for the wheel and machine I don't have enough for the extra's till I sell those.