Saturday, April 29, 2006

More Handspun
I have gotten much quicker with the spinning. I think I need a bit of work on my plying, but I suppose it will get there. Here is my first skein, the green one. The lighter green was a bit thick,the darker one was when I started getting the hang of it.

I then moved on the the rest of whatever merino tops I had laying around, and combined a bunch of colurs to make this pinky/red skein. I think it looks pretty good, though still need a bit of practice. I guess I know what I have to buy this week, my own wheel!

I am really pleased with the result considering that I hated spinning after I took the class a month ago. Once you get the hang of it, it is very relaxing. My family thinks I am crazy, but whatever.

My other project this week was this flower, how cute is this. I still have to make the leaves for it, that will be next.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

First handspun

I am so excited, I think I have the bug. I borrowed Nathalies spinning wheel this week, and have finished my first single ply. Working on the other one in a darker green now so I can ply them together. I haven't really finished anything else lately. I am working on a multidirectional shawl that I hope to finish soon. I haven't had alot of time for knitting as I was in Florida for two weeks and spent alot of time by the pool and of course, shopping!