Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Got a New Toy for my Birthday

I know I haven't been writing much but that is because I got my new drop spindle and fiber (BFL) in the mail early this week. (Yeah Hoo!!!)
Spindle and Fiber

I got started with the natural, just in case I was really bad at this. But it turns out, I could draft a fairly consistent yarn. At least better than I though I'd do.

First yarn spun

So this is my first ball of handspun. It was really fun and relaxing to make!!!
First Spinning
I started to spin up the Fern color. I bought this color to make myself a hat for this winter. The practice on the natural color has helped to even out my yarn even more. I'm already thinking about how I should ply it.
Fern on the spindle

The other project I've been trying to finish is the vintage gloves
I added a ribbing to the wrist. I like my gloves to be snug around my wrist.
They took almost exactly 1 skein of this wonderful handspun alpaca. I'm not sure what I will do with the other skein. Maybe a matching hat or scarf???

Have a great weekend


Beth said...

You're way better at spindling than me - I just never got the hang of it. Gimme my wheel any day. ;)

~Tonia~ said...

You are doing a wonderful job on spinning. Next thing you will want is a wheel. ;)

Karen said...

BFL -- absolutely my favorite to spin -- nice work. And sure, what the others said -- start thinking wheel!