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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I like that taking pictures of this every day is forcing me to choose more than one angle.

Tour de Fleece, Day 14

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Poor, lonely singles.

July 13: Day 14

This morning, I spun for about 30 minutes. I think I'm just a little bit away from filling this first bobbin. Then, I might take a break from the Romney and ply a little bit.

I've been looking at a LOT of photos of other people's spinning during the Tour de Fleece. It's really fun. I especially like all of the differences in how bobbins look when people consider them, full. Overall, I appear to be a relatively conservative bobbin-filler, but that's probably because I'm always so eager to switch bobbins and have a chance to do something new!

I don't know if this is normal, but I still have this weird urge to cling to every last millimeter of yarn I spin. To free up bobbins, I sometimes use a ball winder and a customized toilet-paper tube to wind off "leftover" singles.

With worsted-spun or semi-worsted-spun, I just Navajo-ply my leftovers back to themselves. I don't want to do that with this little but, since it's a fairly sloppy woolen-spun and I think it would fall apart. So, what to do? I'm considering just winding it off into a hank and washing it as a single...but I could also do something else, too.