Katy sent me a couple of ziploc bags of fleece from Pink Cyclone and Hope – I’ve never spun before, even though I’ve had the drop spindle since Christmas.
I started with Pink Cyclone. After burying my face in the big puff of fiber for a loooong time, I got started.
It ain’t necessarily pretty, but for a first attempt, I’m pleased – it held together, so I got something right.
I’m working on an afghan that I’m patterning after a quilt I saw in a magazine, I used my brand new yarn in it.
That big puffy part that doesn’t quite match and is totally not the same weight yarn? Yeah, that’s mine.
I was going to wait to spin Hope’s fiber until I got some cards and was able to hand card it (like I think you are actually supposed to). I’m impatient and went for it today.
It’s an improvement over my initial try. I’m already making deals with myself over what I?Ç¬† have to do in order to get me some more fiber…. mmmmm …. soft alpaca fiber …. mmmmm…..
Now go see Katy for more fiber yummies.
I had a drop spindle habit for quite a while. It’s soothing work. I had some goats wool (fur? Stuff?) that I adored the feel of. I can’t think of what it was called now and I’m too lazy to google. A pretty blue. Ahhh.
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Holy cow. Errrr. Goat? Sheep? That’s awesome Dawn.
Very exciting! Looks lovely, and you’re making fast progress in learning.
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I’ve always wanted to try spinning my own yarn.This might just be the time!
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Hey, that looks like my first attempt, second attempt, third attempt…..I keep getting told that I will improve so it’s nice to see that someone else is making the same chunky monkey yarn that I spin.
I love the drop spindle…..it just has to learn to love me.
Goat? Sheep? That?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s awesome stuff there.
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I am impressed. I tried a while ago to spin but just kept throwing the spindle across the room. Now I REFUSE to spin. My own theory is that fleeces take up more room than yarn, lovely, lovely yarn and so I can have more bang for the closet space if I just bought stuff that someone else made.
I feel like I’m going to have a panick attack just looking at doing this. For an Art major, I’m not so crafty and quite clumsy.
Just stopping by to shout out! I’ve enjoyed you today!
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So impressed at the spinning!!
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omg, are you awesome or what? I didn’t know you were a knitter! And, and, a spinner! We will have to get together and talk yarn sometime. Oh yes.