Anyway, it's been a while since I've spun because my right shoulder was so irritated. I've tried to adjust how I knit, a little more Portugese style and some continental too. Those methods just change my tension so much, I revert back to throwing. As for holding the yarn in my left hand, I haven't developed a good method that works for me. Still playing around with that. I watched some Youtube videos to see how others hold it, but so far it's not working easily. Practice, practice, practice. The Portugese style works well though, so I will continue with that to ease any strain on my shoulder. Oooops, squirrel!!!! ok, back to spinning. :-)
I started spinning this fiber last weekend and finished plying it on Saturday.
395 yards of 2-ply merino/tussah silk
218 yards. 2-ply
Then I got on a hat knitting kick. I really wanted a slouchy hat so after some trials with the Rikke Hat, I have two of those. The white one is for me and the darker one is for hubby.
The dark one is knit with handspun.
Then I made a stockinette vanilla hat with some handspun. It's soft, it drapes well and I'm in love.
Then lastly, I finished my bulky yarn mittens that I started in October and I was able to use them these past 2 weeks because it was COLD!!!!
All in all, I've been very productive and it's a great start to 2016.