Saturday, April 25, 2009

Less Twist-More Shout

My second day in spinning class went much better. I made 2 skeins of yarn and then plied them. The big skein in the bowl is the one I made in class today. The little baby skein is the one I made on the hand spindle during the week and then Andean plied in class. Now both of these yarns are from BFL roving.

Lovely and soft, I find it a little difficult to manage, so I bought this Mountain Colors roving (for the color name of course-it's Crazy Woman). I immediately got to work on my spindle this afternoon.

I don't know if it's the wool, or what.....

But I spun half of that roving this afternoon and it went faster than I could have imagined. I think it's relatively consistent too. As predicted, this could be a problem...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Accidental Spinner

Today I took up spinning and I've started this blog as a way to journal my accidents in spinning.  The name came up during my class as one person was looking at the mistake laden skein of yarn I'd just spun.  She told me there were no mistakes and that practice makes progress.  She also told me there would come a time when I'm more experienced, that I'll try to make a skein that looks like this, but I'll have a hard time reproducing it.  And look!  Today I made two.  I'll try to keep this advice in mind along this journey.