Spinning for Feral Beginners

Monday, July 21, 2008

SURVIVOR... of Sheep and Wool Show

Well, I've made it back, mostly in one piece, from the Sheep and Wool Show. And... I managed to get away for about 1/2 an hr to stock up on some hobby items: top for my sister from the BunnyPeople, sliver from Wendy Dennis, a bit of top from Lara Downs, and some naturally dyed top from a lovely person who does all natural dyeing. *sigh*

I will post piccies when I am awake again.

I didn't get to spend much time with my ptog buds, which bummed me out, but I was in work mode, not fun mode!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

In defense of energised singles

Ok, I can see I will have to agree to disagree -- my singles sock isn't pilling. That's because I OVERTWISTED the hell out of that yarn and knit it from the drop spindle while it was freeeesh. They are SPROINGY, stretchy happiness and require no stinking nylon or anything of that nature. The only bits that are a bit fuzzy are the nibs that I spun in cuz I suck at spinning. Seriously.

I know this violates some strange sacred rule of spinners everywhere, but it's my damned yarn and I like it this way. I do know how to ply, but that isn't what I was after. So There.