I am down to about 12 grams left to spin of the BFL from Fiber Optic. I expect to move through a good bit (or all of that) tonight, so eager am I to move on to the DesigknitPolwarth from Erica. I do have a pretty sizable cake to ply. I’m not sure how much this lark is carrying, but as you can see, it’s quite fully laden. I never found it to develop any aerodynamic issues despite the load. It did become pretty heavy though — and I had to shorted the drafting span to make sure it’s weight didn’t pull the loose fibers so quickly that they wouldn’t have enough time to take the wrap. I may not get the plying done tonight, but the cakes seem to be happy to just rest after I remove the spindle.
We’ll get some other whirling tonight — the winds from Irene! Right now we’re just getting a few light gusts accompanied by a steady rain. We’re at the farm to ride out the storm…I understand DC has lost power in a lot of areas already. Our forecast is for up to 6-7 inches in the next 36 hours. Glad we’re on high ground! And I’m glad all of our daughters are not inside the high threat areas in Brooklyn!