Btw I’m ignoring all of the back blogging I should be doing and instead I’m posting shiny objects. Something tells me you guys would approve.
So when I first started knitting I cranked out a whole set of hideous acrylic scarves for my then roommates. I didn’t know anything about knitting other than that I loved it. I was making something from a big ball of nothing! And I could make it sortof even! And it’s fun! And that was it. I knew there was potential but had no clue how to take the next step. I lived in the land of garter stitch scarves.
That’s where I am with spinning right now. I know how to do exactly one thing. It’s not perfect but I love it and it’s fun and magical and I want to do that one thing all the time over and over again. There’s probably a lot of potential to do lots of different things but I don’t even know what they are let alone how to do them. I’m in the land of uneven two-ply yarn.
Want to see my latest adventure?
I started with this:
8oz of hand dyed Corriedale pencil roving (I now know what pencil roving is! And what a batt is! Progress!) from Crown Mountain Farms in the colorway Finding Rainbows.
I used the highly scientific and precise method of wrapping it around my arm and counting wraps to divide it into two equal-ish halves:
Which I wound into center pull balls:
And spun up:
Christmas tree lights don't exactly make for accurate colors...
Once I had one half spun I wound it off onto a ball (I own 3 bobbins and 2 of them are occupied with the fire fiber right now):
Then I spun the other half and wound that into another ball:
Then plied the two together:
And let it chill on my niddy noddie for a few hours:
Before skeining it and gifting it to my mom for Christmas:
I love the land of two-ply yarn! But I really don’t want to live here forever. So what’s the next step? Because I have 8 more ounces of this stuff to play with:
The colorway is called Erie. As in the lake in Cleveland’s backyard. How could I possibly resist?
Plus lots more even more beautiful roving that I got for Christmas (including silk!)…. So yeah… I should probably learn to do something else….
but this is pretty fun, too.