I am finally spinning up my BMFA Sheep 2 Shoe kit. At 8.5 oz it is the biggest project I have spun for. It will also push the limits of my bobins. I’m spinning it up on my Tarra wheel, which I’ve never packed to capacity… or really done anything more then sample on. If I can squeeze the almost 3 oz onto one of those bobbins the next hurdle is cramming 8.5 oz onto one of my nice big louet bobbins.
Since I’m pushing the limits of my bobbins I’m being extra careful to move my hook frequently; you can pack more yarn on if its evenly wound. I’m also trying to be good and check my WPI and make little plied samples as I go. I usually just let the yarn be whatever it drafts out to be, so this is a struggle for me. The reason I am taking these extra steps toward consistency is that I want to make some knee socks with my finished yarn, and feet like even yarn. Now I’m going back to my wheel to enjoy some more shark week fun.