Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Yarn by Janet

Thanks to another lesson by TurtleGirl76 and an FairieGirl at Charlotte Yarn - I'm spinning!!

It's the weight I want and a lot less bumpy. Let's hope I can keep it up.

And - I actually spun walking the kids to the bus. Spinning and Walking, now that's an improvement!

With the help of Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts and a book I have had a while but didn't understand "Spinning the Old Way" - it's starting to make sense and I actually figured out how to get the single off the spindle and ply it off my hand! I washed it in hot water and hung it to dry. It's to special to knit with yet, however. LOL.


This yarn was a bit bumpy - but hey it was my first plyed yarn!

This is my new one - I'm going to spin 50g of this lovely green merino and hope I have enough for a neck warmer or hat. Then mission accomplished for my next Seattle trip where hopefully - I will learn a bit more or get some *great* fiber. Last time I was there Marie had BISON fiber. Yum. And all the ladies will have went to the Medrona fiber festival. I'd love to buy some lovely fiber from one of them. That reminds me - I better put in some emails to see if someone can pick me up some!

Here's my latest "bus stop" yarn. Much more even!



This is one of the most destressing things I've ever done. Even more relaxing than knitting. Something about the gentle drafting motion and maybe the hypnotic (sp?) spinning of the spindle. You just breath slower and relax. Being a mom - I so need moments like these.

Off to spin some more before work!


Connie said...

I admire your adventurous spirit! I have fiber, just haven't tried spinning. That looks fun!

craft-chick said...

Congrats on the spinning! Way to add another craft to your life!

Virtuous said...

OOh that is wonderful at you improving your skills with spinning!

I love that you can glean tips and tricks from both spinners in Charlote and Seattle!

And 2 gold stars @ bus stop spinning! YAH!

Glad you have something that truly really relaxes you as I know the job can get stressful!

turtlegirl76 said...

(Still catching up on blogs obviously) You're looking good! Spinning and walking? I don't think I could even do that. That's pretty cool! You got it now! We just needed a new style for you to use. =)

doreen said...

i'm very impressed, lookin gr8, i'm looking forward o seeing what you make.