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Monday, September 27, 2010

Spinning.

As I mentioned before, I ordered a spinning wheel for myself for my 31st birthday. I spent the first 2 hours swearing.... and suddenly it clicked.

I've been having a blast. Someday I'll take pictures of my wheel, but for now, you get pictures of the yarn I've spun.

 This was my first attempts at spinning.  It wound up being 28 yards of horribly over/under spun and awfully plied yarn. I'll keep it for fun, but it's not likely to be made into anything.
 So, I tried again. This produced a "much closer to yarn" product. 216 yards of it!  I still struggle with overspinning but I'm doing better. This particular fiber is Corriedale (the variety of sheep it came from). It's sheep colored. I could overdye this if I'd like and even ordered the acid dyes necessary to do so... We shall see.
 For my birthday, my mom sent me a beautiful braid of fiber. It's a Superwash Merino Tencel blend. 253 yards of light fingering weight. I love it and have a project planned for it!
 For kicks, I attended a Fiber Conference/Convention (way nerdy, eh?). While I was there, I purchased a couple of braids of fiber. One being what you see below. Ashland Bay Colonial Teal Multi. Whatever that means. This yarn is 166 yards of worsted weight. The perfect amount for a hat or possibly some mittens.

So.... uh, that's the yarn. I made it. Yes, I'm doing a little "I am so totally awesome dance."

8 comments:

Audrey said...

Wow! I am in awe. How on earth did you learn how to do this in less than a month? They look great...will you teach me? Pretty please? :)

Jenny said...

You are so totally awesome. And I'm doing the you wish you were cool enough to be related to my sister dance.

Cheri said...

I echo Jenny. You ARE so totally awesome. What fun! And GoooOOOO MILES! What a soccer stud.

ba and the boys said...

you stud

Carley, John, Cohen, kennedy said...

Awesome!

Jenny Zemp said...

WOW. speechless. must see pics of you at that spinning wheel. feel like i have stumbled into a fairy tale....

Sooz said...

WOW you are totally awesome! Im impressed!

nova said...

That's great yarn for a novice! Good work!

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