More spinning and a dash of knitting

So, staying up later than I should and grabbing as much spare time during the day as I dared, I finally finished spinning up the singles from that first ball of silver Corriedale top.  I hurried to ply it into a two-ply yarn, because “Don’t Postpone Joy” has become a bit of a mantra in my life lately.  Yes, there are some kinks (ha!) to work out in my plying technique, and it might also help if I’d had a better kate system than a couple of empty toilet paper rolls in a cardboard box, but it’s my first yarn, first true yarn.

So, here’s what you might end up with if you keep up on spinning that first top:

I’ve also started spinning with the merino and the spindle that the Tsarina sent to me.  I realized today that something must have clicked because I’m suddenly spinning far finer singles than I was just a few days ago.  I do wonder if it might also have something to do with the difference between merino and corriedale fiber.  In any case, here’s my current project.  Notice the double-thick singles visible at the right-hand side; those are from a few days ago.

I really like how the blended fiber brings out the base color even though the accent colors arent more than a small percentage of the total yarn.

I really like how the blended fiber brings out the base color even though the accent colors aren't more than a small percentage of the total yarn.

I’ve also got some small girls in this house who are interested.  I probably need to order a number of spindles and some fiber for them to learn with.  Elenna is already playing with some fiber here:

Yes, thats a banana sticker on her head.

Yes, that's a banana sticker on her head.

Comments (1)

ZaftigWendyAugust 8th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

I’ve got a photo in a box somewhere of me around 8 or 10 years old with a banana sticker on my forehead.

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