With the cooler weather of the last few days, we’ve found life has slowed down a bit, and we’ve been hanging around the house more and more.Â The girls have been playing more quiet games,Â and we’ve all been reading through our latest haul from the library. Â I’ve gotten a chance to finish spinning some merino/mohair roving bought at a spin-in ages ago.Â The twist has been set (which really brought out the loft in the yarn – it’s so fluffy!), and these singles are ready to knit.
Also off the another spindle are the last few ounces of 85 wool/15 mohair Brown Sheep mill end roving (1 lb total takes a while on drop spindle, so I’ve been doing it in batches).Â The final product is a dk weight – some careful dividing of the roving resulted in hanks that are in strikingly different shades of white/brown/grey/black.
Now, to get knitting with them…
If you have any recent spinning, please share the link with me – I’d love to see what you’re working on.Â Thanks!
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5 thoughts on “Off the spindle”
That is gorgeous spinning! Do you have any suggestions for books or online tutorials to help a beginner?
Thanks for the comment, Laura! I learned from a local Fiber Arts group – they even loaned me a spindle and fiber until I some of my own.
there are lots of great you-tube tutorials –
http://www.joyofhandspinning.com is another great resource.
Knitty is also trying to get its stuff together with Knittyspin – I hope they expand the content soon – http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/KScontentindex.php
There’s a really good chance we’ll end up living next to a friend of mine who spins! I’ve wanted to learn for years and DS is most interested in learning, too. She keeps angora rabbits in her back yard (used to have alpaca until someone turned her in to the city :-() and brushes them out until she has enough down to spin. I’m sooo hopeful!
Your yarn looks wonderfully cozy! In fact, pictures like these make one wish you could touch something through the computer.
Your yarn is incredible!!
I have a spinning wheel and I seem to be having a bit more fun lately with the wool roving itself! Needle felting, wet felting… ; ) Great job!!
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