Category: Spinning

Spindle Work

A little action on my turkish spindle this week since I couldn’t get time to use my wheel.


From Fluff to Yarn


Merino

I started spinning my first ever rolags in a colourway called Monet’s Lily Pond. So far I’m learning a lot, I need a lot of twist into the singles. I’m hoping to get a 3 ply striping yarn for socks with this, but we’ll see how it goes…


More Yarn

It’s drying now to set the twist, a skein of Bright Idea I, 100% corriedale (LOVE) it poofed up so much!


New Fiber

I’ve been experimenting with different types of fiber preparation and yesterday these amazing rolags showed up in the mail. I’ve never spun from a rolag before, but I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’m thinking self striping sock yarn, if I’m lucky enough.


Time to Ply

I finally finished spinning up this amazing 100% corriedale fiber – and now it’s ready for plying. I’m trying to reach myself Navajo plying so I can do a 3ply, but it’s slow, so I might spin the rest of my galaxy braid in the meantime (that one will also be a 3ply but I have lots of that fiber).


Progress

Sometimes it’s hard to see how we’ve progressed over time when it comes to particular hobbies. I know when I started spinning I felt pretty hopeless. I would browse over Instagram and see all the beautiful skeins and wish mine could look like that.

Now that I’ve arranged my pictures together I can certainly see how far I’ve come in the last 4 months, and it’s something I’m very proud of.


On my Wheel

100% corriedale wool that I’ve separated into large chunks of colours to spin. I’m working on the yellow/orange first and then I’ll swap to the red/orange.


Next on the Wheel

I can’t wait to start my next spinning project. It’s a blend of fibers, and a LOT of sparkle. LOOK AT THE SPARKLE!


Retail Therapy

This week has been especially stressful for a number of reasons, so I treated myself to three skeins of fiber that should arrive in a few weeks. The first is the one pictured above, from ThreeRiverFarm and I’m very excited about it. I also ordered the following two:

As long as you’ve got a little money set aside, I don’t see any issue with retail therapy, in conjunction with working hard in life. I’m not talking about taking your last $10 and gambling it away, but setting some aside each money to play with on your hobbies to help you relax can be quite nice, and I think it’s important that not every hour of every day be filled with work.

I’m especially excited about the rolags because I’ve never spun with that sort of prep before and it should be an interesting learning experience. I am hoping to get some really neat striping yarns for socks from it but we’ll have to see how that works out in action.