Monday, February 8, 2010

Impulse Spinning

I made a purchase today! I ordered my wheel! I can't wait!

And on top of that, I was in Nelson today and discovered and new store that has yarn and roving and spinning materials! What a find! They had drop spindles in stock, so of course I bought two! I have heard that if you take a spinning class your teacher makes you start on this kind any ways, and it spins much slower and gives you time to draft the fibre!

Dorian was very helpful in monitoring the speed of the spindle, he was a little too eager in slowing it down! Surprisingly , Madeline was not interested at all!

We started out with the carded wool from Toms' aunts' sheep, but I quickly got impatient and moved onto the alpaca fibre, mmmm, soft!

Tom is going to need some first aid shortly, he has rope burn on his fingers. Ever seen someone spin wool in leather gloves?

Hmm, what can I knit with my HUGE bobbin of yarn???

1 comment:

Karen said...

Good thing I read this today as Mel has been looking for plans to build you one and he also was on ebay.

Sounds like you are having a blast; will you have time for the garden this year??