Samstag, 2. April 2011

Yay, I'm spinning!

I seem to be on a "trying new stuff" kick lately!
So, this week I decided I would give spinning a shot, too, and off I went and ordered a spindle and some fibre. I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Very slowly.

You want to see weird, irregular, wonky yarn? Sure, here you go:

I am  a bit jealous of these naturals who spin consistent singles almost right away - I had to try for ages until I found out what drafting was supposed to work like (I was pulling at the fibre like crazy until I learned that I needed to move my hands further apart), and I'm far from consistent yet. And I've had the yarn break a couple of times, which is great because it taught me a lot and now I know a way to repair it, too.
(Repeat after me: "That's why they call it a drop spindle!")

Once I'm done with this I'll spin another single and ply them, and then I'm probably going to frame the skein to show it to my progeny when I'm an old lady. Or something like that.

Anyway, it's great fun! And even if it looks weird and wonky and slubby, I made yarn from fluffy stuff that grows on sheep. Isn't that cool?