8.25.2009

so much fun! check out the fiber

SpindleFrog corriedate combed top in Stained Glass

Greenwoods Fiberworks bfl in Persimmon

SpindleFrog bfl combed top in Shark Infested waters

Greenwoods Fiberworks in Tiger Lily bfl - 2 x 40z.

FLUFF bfl superwash in Tulip Buds & bfl in Understated

Once I finish with my undyed combed top I'm going to spin up some gorgeous colours. I've ordered a variety of colours, stepping away from my usual watery blues, greens and grays into some fun summer garden colours. They're all purchased from indie dyers on etsy. I have no idea how long it'll take me to spin all this gorgeous fiber, but I'm definitely seeing a disadvantage at only having 4 bobbins. There's going to have to be plenty of plying happening soon...

The bobbin on lower left was my first spinning attempt, the one on the upper right is my current spinning. My singles are coming along, the consistency in the thickness and twist is more even and drafting feels more natural. The dvd from Maggie Casey arrived finally, it was delivered in error to a neighbour who called me up last night amused that I'm learning to spin. I've watched disc one which covers the same basics as the spinning books. Later today I'll get to watching disc 2.

There's been a little knitting too. When I get around to knitting with handspun will be a hoot I'm sure. Have a great day everyone!

10 comments:

barefoot rooster said...

your spinning is LOVELY. and i am drooling over all those colors/fibers. can't wait to see what they turn into!

YarnSnob said...

You first attempt is way better than mine!! Keep at it, it gets better :)
Love the beautiful fibres

Celestial said...

Great fiber colors! Can't wait to see how they spin up. I found that when I moved onto my 'special' fibers that my spinning improved if for nothing else than I was more careful. I'm sure they'll turn out beautiful no matter what. Colors like that are hard to mess up.

I hear ya on the 4 bobbins. I usually wound my singles into balls and plied from both ends, which freed up my bobbins quickly. But a couple of months ago I broke down and bought more. It's an investment right? ;)

Alison said...

Wow! Looks like you're off to a great start, and like you've got enough fiber to keep you busy for a while! have fun!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see what you knit up after you finish spinning all that beautiful fiber.

Rebekka said...

THOSE are so beautiful...makes me wish desperately that I could knit!

thea said...

oh those colors! I can't even think about spinning, but when i see the colors.... Can't wait to see how the whole batch turns out!

Thea

Nicole said...

Beautiful spinning, are you sure you just started? LOVE the color;)! Cannot wait to see what you knit with your spinning too!

Journeying Five said...

so amazing...i didn't know you could get fiber by the big roll like that. true eyecandy!

kim said...

Looking so good! I admire that you are just willing to try it. Just like that. Good for you. I'd be terrified.

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