Friday, August 22, 2008


I've finally gotten some time on the wheel.

I am slowly improving my spinning skills. Although I got my first wheel about 15 months ago, I haven't had much time to spin.

Ellen and I bought some roving at Madrona 2008 so we could spin some yarn to make the Wool Peddler's Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.

I finished spinning about 12 ounces of BFL in the colorway called Ocean Collection. It is a 3-ply yarn about 12wpi. I wanted it more on the worsted side of things but I'm still learning how to get the results I want and what I need to do to get there.

This time I put more twist in the singles with more twist in the ply. It was fun to try different things(ah....the benefits of retirement). The first time I plied a bit of this I did not have enough twist and the result was a sproingy mess! I just kept playing with it until I got a balanced yarn and I felt so proud of myself as a result.

Even though this isn't exactly what I was going for(worsted weight), I think it is still amazing that I can create yarn like this. can do anything you want with enough time, determination, lots of practice and patience!


moiraeknittoo said...

It may not have been what you were aiming for, but it's beautiful! A lovely color as well. Thank you for sharing!

Joni said...

happy birthday to you! I love the yarn you spun. It is gorgeous. Had to laugh out loud re: you ruining Greg's birthday surprises. If you don't behave you won't get any more presents.
that new camera will be sooo cool....