Saturday, December 10, 2005

haphazard spinner

first mini-hank

2 ply close up 2

2 ply close up


i'm pooped. i'm pooped from spinning a tiny weenie hanky of yarn! and it only weighs .5 ounces! truth be told, part of what wore me out was a day of constant (paying) attention. i'm all better now, with some lovely tunes on my i-pod and a glass of wine.

this hank is from a good long session of spinning on a drop spindle, and then plying it together with the spindle. after lunch, it was wheel spinning (yikes!). that was more difficult, as it spins faster, and, and, and ......

i used a lendrum. i had some problems with getting the wheel going in the right direction. i felt like i needed a third hand or foot. tomorrow i will try another wheel. that's the point to this discovery. you must try different wheels.

the morning started out with feeding the sheep :) i want to live on a sheep farm. tomorrow we'll do some spinning of other fibers.

i'm too tired and overloaded to say much more right now.


ps, isn't it pretty?

2 comments:

pinky said...

Yay for you! I'm so impressed!!

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed too. What will you make -- sure you will be creative

Linda