Saturday, 2 February 2013
First Spinning Project... Here we go!
Officially addicted to this spinning malarkey. After spending last weekend happily braiding all my fibre together (why is this so addictive??), I arrived home from my exam yesterday to this lovely spinning book waiting on my doormat for me.
(Quite literally on the doormat. My letter box is stupidly small - see the photos in my DIY draught excluder tutorial for proof - and since I live in a nice top floor flat and have a lovely postman who I chatted to, he now leaves books under my doormat for me so I don't have to go collecting them all the time).
Anyhoo, I sat down with a cup of coffee & some biscuits and read the entire book. Such a nice afternoon, I've not had time to just sit and read a book for so long.
Looking through the methods of spinning to see which is closest to mine, it turns out I have made up a magical way of spinning which isn't listed (though I'm sure it already exists). Having only started last week with no teaching I just fed the fibre in whichever way felt easiest. It works for me, and I'm happy with my first project, so I think I'll just stick to it :)
Happy is actually an understatement, I am insanely proud of my first bobbin-full of yarn -looky here!!
I wanted DK, and think I have managed! (mostly). It does maybe go up to worsted and down to fingering in places, but not too much at all! Very pleased. Proud of self. *pats self on back*
I've unwrapped the larger bobbin (75g) into a skein ready for dyeing, using my arm - no scientific measures spared here - and estimate it to be aroooouuund 230 yards (210m), this sounding like DK to you?
I'm expecting a book on dyeing the yarn to arrive today, so I shall keep you all updated!!!
UPDATE: I've dyed this now! See it here :)
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