Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Busy, busy.......

I really do like spinning:-) Which is good considering some pending news I have. (Later guys, can't get my own head round it yet.) I have started to spin for my first proper project in handspun. I figured I could put the stuff away and wait to be "worthy" or just get on with it, so I chose the latter. This is by far the most concentrated bout of spinning I've done since I got the wheel and I'm getting my spinning mojo on!! :-) This is not to say I'm not crap - but, hey, that's all part of the curve! I am spinning all my singles first - like Ruth from Winghams told me (see I was listening :-)) so I have the fun of seeing them s-l-o-w-l-y mount up. I am aiming for a thick DK, not too soft but softish (not very techy I realise!) I have a great waistcoat pattern from Cabin Fever called the Kimono Vest that I'm hoping it will look good knitted up in. Or maybe a nice shrug. Trouble with being a "big Girl" and wearing a shrug is you just look like you shrunk your cardi. Or wore the one you bought before you ate all the pies. Hmmnn, will see when it's spun.


Blogger colin said...

hey, Sal, the yarn look sgreat. Is spinning hard? Have i got room?

5:13 PM  
Blogger sal the spider said...

Thanks, I've got a hell of a lot to learn but I feel like I'm getting a teeny bit better :-) No, it's not hard. You can learn in 5 mins but being good? Much harder! Remember learning to knit? The "feel" comes to you, that sort of feeling that you get when you get really into a skill? Same. You know what you have to achieve you just need to put in the time till the "feel" gets you! Course you've got room (sorry John......!LOL) just buy small wheels!!!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

I'm always impressed by knitters who spin as well :-) I don't think we have room for a wheel here though, not with a mounting stash of yarn to accomodate too!

6:15 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home