Yep! You read it right. I have a spindle project that took me four years to complete! I didn't intend for it to take that long. Really, I didn't. Let me tell you the story.... Four years ago when I taught myself to spin, I bought a 4 lb fleece from a nice lady shepherdess named Sandy at http://www.homesteadwoolandgiftfarm.com. It was a beautiful natural colored Border Leicester/Romney/Suffolk fleece. I carefully washed it and then begun spinning it on spindles (that's all I had at the time). Well, later a wheel came along. But, I had vowed to spin the entire fleece (minus a few ounces which I shared with a couple friends)on my spindles. But then the spinning obsession hit in HARD! I started accumulating other fleeces and fibers and got side tracked. The spindle project was forever a work in progress (WIP). Well, finally, four years later, I'm proud to say that I'm finished with that project! The skein before this final one was a struggle because my spinning was getting finer over the years and I had to use my CD spindle (what I started spinning the fleece on) and force myself not to spin fine. I used my four spindles that my friend Marion so lovingly made for me to finish up my last skein and got 644 yards from that! Could have gotten way more yarn on the final spindle, but I finished the fleece. The final skein (which I finished plying yesterday) was spun at a much finer grist than the others because I just gave up fighting to keep it thick. I'd planned to make a sweater from the yarn. I'll just use the thinner yarn for socks or a small shawl. See all my hard work?
I'm really proud of myself right now. It took four years, but I'm finished now and I'm happy with my yarn. Now ask me how long it will take to make my sweater. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...........................
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