My spinning was cut short by two things. Firstly, all my running goals were a bit much. I strained my soleus, developed tendonitis in my ankle, and other problems related to muscle strain and shin splints. I had doctor's orders to take it easy for several weeks. Thus, hours of treadling were verboten. I did, however, manage to treadle my Julia with only one foot.
The second stumbling block was much more pleasant.
We had a vacation! There was some 11th hour googling of travel bags for spinning wheels, but I passed at the last minute and left the Julia at home. There was enough swimming, pizza, and mini-bowling that I barely missed it!
All of that aside, I did manage to squeak out with this:
Spicy Sparkles; 366 yards of 2-ply, and about 100 yards of chain ply of superwash with firestar. Only a quarter of my goal, but enough to be going on with. I have no idea what to make with it. I did, however, try a new technique for spinning batts! May I present... Faux-lags!
I just unrolled the batt, and gently split away a strip of the fiber.
Roll them back up, and spin from the top of the roll.