Friday, March 21, 2008

I have yarn =)

I loved Abby's comment about basically falling off the face of the planet. I will try not to. =) It might worry some family members that read.

I had a hard time when I started to spin. The yarn (used broadly here) came out lumpy and bumpy or it kept breaking. Then it dawned on me that I was using a roving that gave me a very hard time when I was learning to hand spin. I bought this stuff at Rhinebeck because I was told it was great stuff to learn with. Well basically I switched to other leftover stuff and it was much easier. After I spun that little bit of left over I dove right in to my roving. (cause well that what I do dive right in)

Remember this:

Well now it looks like this:
first yarn

I can see that I was more even at the end of the 2nd bobin. And I totally forgot to take pictures I was having too much fun.

Now do you remember this one:

I spun the light ones together:
single light
and the dark ones together:
singles dark
Put them together and you get this:
yarn l/d
yarn l/d

I did all of that mostly yesterday and yes my hands are sore. Nothing like over doing it on your first try. I have no clue how much of each I have but when I get my swift I will figure out how much I do have.

I received this in the mail. It is yarn from Yarning Yenta. It is Animal from her Muppet collection
animal close up
She also included a stitch marker with the order. =)

No knitting has been done, I wonder why? =)


Aunty said...

Looks like you're having lots of fun with the wheel. I'm so glad. You're creating more beautiful stuff. Let me know when you want help subsidizing a mini Merino, okay?

Abby said...

I'm impressed! Makes me want to learn to spin RIGHT NOW. Next Saturday I'm going to a fiber fest that is sponsored by a spinning guild, so maybe I will have my chance. So, when do you open your Etsy store?

Shewolfy said...

Congratulations on your new spinning wheel! It looks like you are having lots of fun.

Toni said...

How fun! Hope spring break leaves you lots of free time to play with the new toy!