stash reduction proceeds
On Tuesday afternoon I dyed the last 7 silk gimp warps and the last few skeins. Today one of those warps was dry enough to dress the loom and using one of the skeins dyed at the same time as the warp, I wove off the shawl. I think there are 13 warps left to do now, so at the rate of one per day, I should finish weaving these in a couple of weeks. Next Tuesday I have clinic appointments and then, hopefully, treatment #4 on Wednesday so won't likely do too much on those days.
The last few days I've also managed to get some spinning done. The white/beige had been spun a while ago but I got it plied and wet finished. Then I started on the hand dyed blue. I found a pale blue wool/nylon in my stash that seemed to work well for the plying. The two skeins were not spun the same but there is quite a bit of yardage in each skein so there should be enough to use as an accent yarn with something else. I think one reason the two skeins are so different is because they were each spun on a different wheel. I'm not a good enough spinner to control each wheel to get the same results, so I just spun as the wheel and fibre dictated and didn't fret too much about the inconsistency.
Rather than dress the loom again today I've been knitting and watching tv. After I have my dessert I think I'll spin a bit more. I've got loads and loads of spinning fibres to reduce out of my stash, too.
Currently reading The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt