Instead of knitting at home this week, I’ve been spinning. I think I mentioned in the last post that I had started spinning up some Shetland lambswool that’s been hanging around for a few years now, and I’ve been focusing on that instead of new knitting projects.

I am always surprised at how fast fiber spins up, especially when it’s a nice, fluffy top like this one is. I’ve just finished up the light oatmeal color (this is the same color I used to knit the Embroidered sweater). It’s a fingering-weight 2-ply, and I got 1348 yards out of 556 g (just over 1 lb) of wool. Forgive my mixed units there, but my niddy noddy is in yards and measuring the weight of fiber is much more precise in grams than in pounds and ounces.

Even after knitting a sweater in it, the oatmeal is still the color that I have the most of, by far. I have 113 g of the dark brown, 360 g of a medium brown, and 225 g of a pale fawn color that’s just a tiny bit different than the oatmeal. All of those together add up to 698 g, so I’m just under halfway there.

Considering that the last sweater used up just a tiny bit more than the 1500 yds I originally spun for it, I should have more than enough for a second sweater by the time I’m done. Until then, I’m just enjoying feeling the flow of fiber through my fingers. This week, it will be fun to watch the colors changing as well.