Friday, September 07, 2007

Mmmm.... new obsession

So while my cat is freaking out and yowling in the curtains (literally, he's behind the pink curtains yowling and I can see his tail whipping back and forth behind them) I figured I would blog about my new obsession! Since I stopped getting cable so I could focus on schoolwork I've been picking up a lot of new hobbies to do instead of schoolwork, and spinning yarn is something I've always wanted to do but seemed really unattainable.

Nevertheless, here it is! My yarn!

It's just over 4.5 metres of length and is two ply. It is really really thick in some sections, kinda thin in others. I did this skein the night before my spinning class, just to get some practice on the yarn, but I didn't want to do too much cause I actually didn't know what I was doing, but I spun these two ...And then plied them together! Isn't that a beautiful drop spindle? I lurve it. I really hope I don't break it because sometimes I send it flying out of my hands quite spectacular like. Then I took a class, and despite being half an hour late (damn buses! I hate them so!) I was fine. I still have a few more classes which is good. I learned that I wasn't drafting the fleece that's why my yarn is so thick and fluffy. So this is what my drop spindle looks like now. I get a lot (a lot!) more yarn on there which is nice so I can get more yardage and it's much more consistent, and more fine.
I only do the inchworm method right now but I'm going to learn the more recognized way next week. And I'm going to get to work on a wheel! But they don't let you take those home :( . Some people in the class didn't own a spindle so they can't practice which is sad. Oh my, and there was one woman, who left after about 45 minutes, she just left! She said it wasn't for her or something and took off quick as a whip! She paid for all the classes and everything! She even had the NICEST wheel I've ever seen to work on! Craziness I say. I'm going to try to spin a little every day and then one day, hopefully this month, well, this month for sure, I'm not going to wait that long, I'm going to use my pretty pretty fleece!Isn't it gorgeous? Yum!

Okay, good night! Sweet dreams.


Anonymous said...

It all looks so impressive Leone. Exciting to think about what will come from it all in the future.
Love Mom

jenn said...


Fyberduck said...

handspun yarn! YAY! A new spinner is always good news :D

brooke t. higgins said...

Wow! Good for you. That's just something I haven't had a hankering to do yet. Looks awesome!

Sheena said...

Yes, not having cable doesn't really help in keeping oneself from distraction during school!

The yarn is very pretty.

Angela said...

That is so freakin' cool! My mom got me an awesome drop spindle, and I know the theory, but I can't get it to work. I think I need to find me some lessons.