Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Day of Awesome Spinning Mojo

I can barely believe I spun this Merino Tencel roving from KnittyAndColor (colorway is Serpent's Tail). I struggled a bit at first, but then it started drafting with almost no help from my hands. And then plied perfectly into a 2 ply heavy fingering weight. Can not wait to finish this and knit it into a lovely shawl, but my next day of spinning was a dud. Broke more fiber than spun and made a lot of thick- thin slubby mess. Today has gone better, so I should soon be on my way. Did both spinning and plying on the Hansen miniSpinner, which I love.
The pics above show the original roving and the results of my day of awesome spinning mojo. I wonder if this yarn got nervous as it saw the white feet of the Yarn Eater approaching? Fortunately, Paloma had just finished a Fancy Feast breakfast and was satisfied by inserting her paws into my photos.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lazy, But Making Yarn

At first this picture seems kind of cute, but then makes me wonder why there are weights in my living room. I haven't lifted weights in years, not even to remove these to the garage or Goodwill.However, I have been busy with my minispinner, making some 2-ply out of Crown Mountain Farm's Corriedale Pencil roving. Have not tried to figure out how many yards were made or what weight this yarn is yet. Am still just excited that I was able to ply it this well.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

From Here to There and Back Again

This is what it looks like in my neighborhood during the day.
This is what it looked like today at Mary Jane Falls.
This is what it looks like here at night.

And this is the yarn I am creating with my HansenCrafts miniSpinner!