The year 2012 was a tough one for many friends, and ended up being challenging for me as well. I have not done much spinning, etc. for the past couple of months as I have had to take care of other matters. So, now on Christmas Eve, it's time to post again to the blog.
Before everything hit the fan, I purchased a Russian spindle from Lisa at GrippingYarn. I am using it with Rachel's handmade bowl which works great. Thank you! The spindle is a lot of fun to use and is great for the BFL roving I am using. The plan was for me to spin in my lap while on a road trip, but the vacation was canceled. Next time.
The Pima and brown cotton I planted last spring produced several nice bolls. The white is particularly nice to spin. I have a couple more bolls that are not quite ripe, and I hope they are able to mature with the damp, cool weather we are having. Wait and see, I guess.
The cotton is so clean when it's hand picked and carded.
I did not have as much of a yield with the brown cotton. It was in a shadier spot and took longer to flower. Lessons learned for next time. It's been great showing people what the cotton looks like before and after spinning.
Have a peaceful and joyful holiday and new year. I am looking forward to the end of 2012.