Spinning for Feral Beginners

Monday, April 21, 2008

No idle spindle

What a relief -- and it's all the alpaca breeder's fault. There it was, alpaca roving, ready to spin. And yes, I just so happened to have my very basic stone spindle I made with a dowel and an aventurine. I was supposed to be knitting, but no, I was at my new stall at the Port Adelaide Market and wheeeeeeeeeee, it just couldn't stay in its bag. And damned fine roving it is.

So I feel better having spun something this weekend. Alas, it was but a tease, as I am back at work knitting something, but for that brief, pleasant hour on Sunday, I was happy spinning yarn. And yes, it is very feral yarn indeed. :-)

1 comment:

Vellan said...

Tell me about the roving, Mel!

Is it light and airy? Compacted and firm? Is it soft? Is it strong? Does it catch the light just so?

Do you want to stuff it inside your jumper to feel it against your skin?

Spinning is very therauputic, you need feel no guilt, it's just looking after yourself.