YOP12 Week 42/52 – spinning around


Here’s the photo I promised of the dyeing area we have set up in the garage using odds and ends from the old and new kitchen. Since taking the photo I’ve filled the drawers.

Fibre Prep

I spent a couple of hours combing some Shetland X fibre. This is not a task I enjoy. I still have lots left to comb and a lot of fleece in the garage, I know some Guild members enjoy doing this but I definitely don’t but it is nice to have locally sourced wool included in my lampshades and baubles so I’ll keep going.



I only added a couple of rows to my socks.


My jumbo flyer and bobbin arrived and were easy to fit on my wheel. I wanted to practice with it so I pulled out some acrylic fibre that had come in a lap waste bundle which I won’t use for anything. I just wanted to practice drafting and spinning thicker, something so easy when you are a beginner but hard when you’ve been spinning thin for a while.

Other News

I’ve had vertigo most of this week. I have repeated the maneuver you can do that’s supposed to move the crystals in your ear to stop it. It worked some of the time but it has kept coming back. I’ll see how I get on next week but its really put me off doing anything as I’ve been feeling a bit queasy and I’m so tired from waking up 😵‍💫 every time I roll over.

This is a Year of Projects post.  Officially the Group is in its 12th year, but this is my 5th year participating.  If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry. 

Year 12 list.


  1. You have my sympathy regarding the vertigo. I’m surprised you can actually get anything else done — the exercise just makes it worse with me! Your new dye shed looks ready for business, and having local fibre in your baubles and lampshades will be an extra selling point. Good for you for persevering.


  2. Ugh, vertigo sound horrible, I hope you feel better soon. I love the dyeing set up in the garage, what a great idea. Good luck with the fibre processing. I keep trying to enjoy it but I’ll be honest, I really don’t enjoy carding or combing. I want the challenge and reward but I’m not sure I’m prepared to do the hard work!

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  3. Ugh. Thankfully the head hanging over the bed trick worked for me. I do hope you are able to recover soon. Love your new dye station. How great that you used locally sourced and prepped wool in the items you sell. I’m sure that makes them extra special to the tourists. I like to buy local souvenirs when I travel.

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  4. What a clever way to repurpose remodeling leftovers. It looks like a great place to do some dying magic. Vertigo is horrible. The only way I could get mine gone was to go to physical therapy and have them twist and turn me. I have tried to do it at home without any success. Hopefully you will be able to get those crystal back in place soon.

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    • It seems when I get it it’s in March or April so its maybe linked to an allergy. The experts don’t know why the crystals dislodge but its horrendous, you roll over, bend down or turn your head to quick and it’s like the whole world is spinning and your eyes flick back and forth. Its horrible.


  5. Vertigo sounds awful. My sister has to take allergy medicine daily or vertigo takes over her life. I’m impressed by your thick spinning. I don’t think I could do that, but now I want to try.


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