Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round

In other January news, our regional spin retreat met at Lindenwood the final weekend of January. I brought a challenge project: 3.4 pounds of llama/merino fiber I had processed last summer. 

Admittedly, I was intimidated by the amount of fiber, and wondered if and when I could ever get through it. Spin retreat was a great place to try, but it was so hard! There were so many distractions with lovely braids and bumps of yummy fiber. After my first bobbin was filled, I longed to spin anything else.

 Singles on the mother lode

Singles on the mother lode

By the time I left, I had two bobbins completely filled and had started in on another. By the end of the week, I had four filled and started plying during the Super Bowl.

 a lovely three-ply

a lovely three-ply

I now have four skeins of approximately 600 yards triple plied, AND I'm really happy with it!

IMG_5360.jpg