Ho there! 😀
Told ya, I’d be back … How are you folks? I hope everything is fine in your part of the world …
I’m still down with bronchitis, the doc wasn’t so pleased with me yesterday … I do hope I can shake this off, soon.
SO … As I promised before … I will post something about my spinning. 😀
Last year, the wonderful Sara of »A Year at the Wheel« hold a monthly giveaway that I won! 😀 You could choose between some lovely, lovely lace yarn from Lacey Lambs or some wonderful fibrel as a gift, and because I didn’t spin, I chose the lace yarn. Imagine my surprise when I opened her package and found not only the yarn, but also a small amount of lovely, lovely merino fibre in it!
Sara’s blog is really, really great, when I read her blog postings, it felt as she was something like a lost twin … She is into video games, reading, knitting, spins wonderful yarn (although this doesn’t apply to me yet) and she is also a writer! If you are interested in spinning, you should definitely check out her blog. 😀
As I was saying, the package arrived mid-June, and there it was, a wonderful, wonderful little bit of blue-violet merino fibre …
I was so, so, so, so happy! 😀 After I got my spindle during early September on a Renaissance fair, I overcame my fears of ruining everything and started spinning it as best as I could …
I was just trying to spin as evenly as possible.
And when my guy and me went to the North Sea last year in October, I took my spindle with me and finished the fibre.
I split the fibre into half and plied them together – it is almost finished, so I can show you my first yarn soon! 😀
As you might recall, I bought more fibre during our holiday … Among the five little »nests« where those two:
And black and brown.
After having finished half of a bright red nest, I wanted to try something different. So What I have done now, is to divide the brown/black and one of the red nests in half
and split these in half again …
With these quarters, I want to try to make a 2-ply, following the colour pattern red – brown – black. The nests are only 25g each, so that won’t be a lot of yarn, I think …
Although, this time, I want to spin it as fine as possible. My aim is to create a sturdy 2-ply with the same colour changes … Or do you think a 4-ply would be better? Thoughts are really appreciated!
I’ll be off, spinning some more … I just remembered how soothing it is to make a thin thread. Spinning is my ticket to the flow … Just what I need right now. 😀
Take care! Drink lots of tea!