Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Once I Start, I Just Can't Stop

Arriving home from work, I ran into the bathroom to discover my yarn still drying in the same spot I left it. phew. Looky-Looky...I got a hanky.



It's not plied right, but if you like the hooky handmade look of it...it's not bad. Hell, I didn't expect much from my first go but I love it anyway.

Well, you know once I saw that hank, I couldn't resist spinning some more. Especially since I've had roving stuck in the back of my closet for, oh lets say 4 months...and look a full bobbin and a start of another. This took me, roughly an hour and a half...the hang up was little Mac. She didn't care for me spinning away...she would tell me "Stop Mommy! Stop Mommy!" - not sure why, but every time she said it, I would stop. "Do you want to snuggle?" "Yes Mommy!" - and so we would snuggle on the couch watching Thomas the Train on the (COMPLETELY AWESOME - SAVE MY LIFE) On Demand.



I still have tons of roving to go through...



This Shetland Wool is a dream to spin and slips through my fingers easily. My only issue now is figuring out the yardage of my handspuns. I know they have gadgets out there...Any suggestions?

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

how exact do you want your yardage to be?

You can use your niddy noddy to figure out exactly, or if you are more flexible:

measure out 5 yards. Weigh it on your grams scale. Measure the whole skein, and do the math. :)

Loving the yarn by the way. I'm so jealous!

Mrs. H said...

It's gorgeous! If you start spinning to sell, let me know!

Nia Skywalk said...

OMG... Between you and the Yarn Harlot I am soooo jealous of your wheels! ;-) So I have started spinning again -- with the drop spindle -- and I have found out how to keep the spindle turning... unfortunately, I am now spinning THREAD. Still thick and thin, but more even ;-)

Actually, I subscribed to the Spinning ezine that Stephanie promoted on her site and took some pointers from there too. I don't think I will ply the thread, I think I will try for a yarn. All that beautiful ramboillet, can't wait to see how everything turns out ;-)

Thanks Kris! (for the indirect encouragement)

Mrs. H said...

You've been tagged (see my blog).