Today I went to the "Learn to Spin" class. I was a little worried because I had never spun at all, but for my first attempts it went pretty well I think
I turned some of this...
The bottom right is something different, we got just a tiny bit of merino/silk in color to play with.
I bought this new spindle because the other one posted above is actually too light and it was hard to keep going. This new one has just a bit more heft to it and I tried a bit at home after I took the pictures and got some reasonable looking yarn.
I picked up this because it's pretty, something to strive for. It's called Sea Serpent. It seems really soft. I want to complete out that natural ball above and a kit of coordinating fiber batts before I work on this one. I need to learn not to overspin or I'll make that beautiful green turn out ropey.
In knitting, I've been working on this sock, it's just past the gusset. It's been a very fast knit, I started it last Sunday. It's the Rib Fantastic sock from Knitting with Handpainted Yarns.