Total 2021 Spinning Yardage

Uh oh.

You know how, in 2020, I spun 5,179 yards, equivalent to nearly 3 miles (or over 6 miles when you account for the plying)?

This year I spun 6,688 total yards, or 11,312 when plying is included. This equals 3.8 miles of yarn and 6.42 miles of actual spinning/plying. And I barely spun between August and December.

The picture contains:

Top row: Corriedale gradient and half the Romney fleece
Bottom left: Brown wool (experiment with spin direction) and a wool/seacell blend
Bottom right: “eco” blend, silk, wool/seacell blend
Far right: wool from spinning speed experiment
Not pictured: the Romney that was dyed with indigo, several skeins that were gifted, a red-gold blend that I immediately threw on a loom and wove trim out of, and a couple skeins that I’m re-setting the twist on.

Wool breeds include Corriedale, merino, and an entire Romney fleece (yes, THAT fleece!). I also dyed slightly more than half of the Romney yarn in indigo. Blends include wool/seacell and a man-made biodegradable “eco” fiber (which was a weird spin). I also spun some silk!

I’m not going to try and surpass this goal for 2022, but I would like to spin up at least two of the fleeces I have in storage, so… we’ll see.