Spinning for Feral Beginners

Monday, June 22, 2009

bye bye beloved

*laugh* Right -- I really am a soft touch. One of the fab Ravelry Aussies came by the Port to have a look at my spindles. I was showing her some of the ones I've made, trying to find one she found comfy to spin and she fell in like with one of my faves I've been spinning some of my organic hand-painted top on. Well, it seemed like it would go to a happy place, so it went home with her. Now I miss it, but I know it will get used and loved by someone who loves to spin, so I'm happy too. Now I had best get on my bike and make some more. I didn't photograph that one, but it was a lighter weight spindle with a notch and hook for versatility. And it was colour-coordinated with the top I was spinning -- a light citrine. What a pleasure it is to spin too.

Mel, looking for her spindle pliers...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sort of spinningness

While my spindle remains idle, the dyeing of all things fibre-related continues. It's sometimes torture to be painting wool and not being able to use it -- but the satisfaction I get from other happy spinners makes it so worthwhile. I love seeing the yarn that's a result.

When the sun decides to shine, I will photo some of the sliver on the drying line.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I plied it I did

Yep -- plied the McLaren Vale-dyed Bennett and Gregor sliver -- must take photos. 

Ok, so friend V says it's too neppy and she doesn't enjoy spinning this wool. Fie! I love it and don't care about nepps. It's designer yarn! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Back to work and stopping fondling my new mini-hanks of handspun.