Saturday, February 28, 2009

First Yarn!

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...

Into 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.


Lee said...

Isn;t it funny how sometimes a heavier tool makes lighter work?

Suna said...

I need to take a class--I didn't do too well when a friend tried to teach me to spin. Love that sock pattern. I may have to try it.

Anyway, I am glad that "brain" became some nice yarn!

apryl said...

look at you spinning yarn! i'm very impressed :) i have a drop spindle that was gifted to me but i'm still not brave enough to take it on....but i can't wait to see that gorgeous batt you bought worked into yarn! much pretty going on there.

do you like the handpainted book? i have been considering it...worth it?

knittingdragonflies said...

Your spinning looks good, Hey and that new batt is super yummy!
I think we can make a spinner out of you yet!