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So by now you have read about my fiber filled fun Mother's Day weekend. My learning how to spin. Still laughing about me saying I'm shy. Got it. Now we get to the good stuff. What does my spinning really look like? OK ready? Have coffee or tea or beverage of choice ready I don't know how long this one is going to be.

So there I am going happily down the rabbit hole. That Sunday night I am on the internet requesting all these spinning books from the library that I had checked out before when I tried to teach myself. I wanted reference material who knows if this spinning thing was going to stick or was I going to wake up the next day and play drop the spindle once again.
I go to work Monday big huge cheesy grin. I learned how to spin. Then came home and to the spindle I went. Yes!! I could still do it! It stuck. Woohoo!!! Woohoo!!! * I'm dancing, I'm dancing*

Yea ever wonder how addicting spinning could be? Really its not like knitting right? A lot of work especially on a spindle before you even get to play with two sticks with it. Right? Yeah..no....very addicting so addicting in fact that I spun and plied this in about six days. I had picture of my singles but I don't know what happened to them.


Remember this picture?


Its the one on the top row on the right.

Yep now remember I am a newbie here. This was 4oz of Romney. Now given that I could only spin after work and after the kiddos afternoon activities. I thought that wasn't bad. I ended up with 100g approx. worsted weight yarn. Cool huh? That picture was taken before it had a bath.


After its spa treatment


Then it wanted to pose out in the sun.


I cannot tell you how excited I was about this. I smiled for days,days I tell you. Still smiling.


So you would think OK good got a bit of the spinning bug out of you back to knitting now. Right? No...sorry knitting I will come back I promise. Well it did come back sort of. See my co-worker gave me this pencil roving. Now don't freak we are switching to actual colors now ready?



Right?! I did a little ohh and ahh too. So of course she gives this to me on Monday, my first yarn is done there is nothing on the spindle so what to I do... Yep spin. Now mind you this one is small about 1.7oz. I love my scale from Knit Picks. Love it! Sorry OK back to topic. Fiber soft again sorry for being so vague ( I want to say its Merino but don't quote me) but she didn't have the tag and I have not been to the LYS where I know she bought it to find out what it is. I'll find out soon.

Promise. Yeah in the meant time I spun it all up Monday and then plied it on Wednesday and gave it its spa treatment. What? I had to I was going on vacation for a week and I wanted her to see at least the single ply! Spindles are very portable.

There it is a before being plied all spun up. That's how it looked going to work.


And here it was after it was plied and had a spa treatment.

There is this cool flower pot ply method in the book Start Spinning Everything You Need to Know To Make
Great Yarn by Maggie Casey.

I found this link. http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/media/p/95.aspx

Now I don't know about making great yarn but it sure is fun


It wanted to pose too in the sun.



So now that was Monday and Wednesday. Since my vacation started Wednesday and I plied and gave yarn the a spa treatment. What was I going to do Wednesday night? Mind you it was very warm Wednesday and this dried fast. Plus I didn't have to go to bed early for work the next day.

So I caked it up. Searched on Ravelry to see what I could knit with 45g of what was more of a bulky weight yarn.


I decided to knit this Wednesday night.


Here's a full view but again not great lighting. DH still has the camera.



Pattern: Handspun Scarf by Lucia Tedesco http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/handspun-scarf-2

Needle Size: US 15-10.0mm


It will make a neat button cowl I think. It just needs to be blocked and some cool wooden buttons.

My first knit handspun. I love being on vacation.


So my spindle was empty again until this morning of course. See I told you I had it bad.

I had even gone and bought these cute little basket for my fiber. See?



One for dark fibers one for light. The one left is my current spinning wip. Its that really soft carded llama wool Caroline gave me. And on the right is some more Romney roving I bought on Saturday ( no not Mother's Day weekend Saturday this past Saturday) I know, I know deeper in the rabbit hole I go. I needed to replace my sampler.

Don't worry I have not forgotten my knitting or my cute Knit Picks Fancy Anklets Kit. I just thought I it would be fun to share my spinning adventure with you. Next time you can see I what I have been knitting and what's on my spindle.


Hope you have a great day.

Happy Knitting & Spinning & Quilting.






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Comment by Knit4Many on May 26, 2010 at 3:30am
ROFLMAO!!!! Oh so true!
Comment by cherylbwaters on May 25, 2010 at 7:40pm
Seriously!!!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 25, 2010 at 7:12pm
Especially! Seriously! ♥s
Comment by cherylbwaters on May 25, 2010 at 7:08pm
And no "Holy" underwear, especially on Sunday! RRGG
Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 25, 2010 at 6:09pm
Always clean briefs!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 25, 2010 at 4:58pm
That is what our mother's always told us. LOL ♥s
Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 25, 2010 at 4:39pm
That's important, in case you have an accident!
Comment by cherylbwaters on May 25, 2010 at 11:00am
They were even clean briefs!
Comment by Knit4Many on May 24, 2010 at 8:04am
ROFL!!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 23, 2010 at 5:55am
Don't forget to wear your briefs!

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