Thursday, January 07, 2010

Was it just Dumb Luck?

Or am I getting better at this craft?

As you can see one bobbin is EMPTY and the other one almost EMPTY!

I have been able to do this spinning from top or from roving, but not from a batt before. I was quite pleased with myself, I must say...

This is Moni's lamb fleece - it didn't do too well at Black Sheep, but it has sure spun up nicely. In fact, I've had to concentrate on not getting it too fine -

Here's the finished product - ready to make into a skein. (yes, that bobbin is pretty darn full - wasn't going to get much more on it anyhow...)

I have decided to start spinning up all the Shetland wool that we have (trust me, there is lots) - The Shepherd wants a "sampler" sweater of some kind - (I still have not gotten the 1600 yards of the Regina/AnnaDee blend that I made last fall to Denise so she could start THAT sweater...)

Hmmm - maybe she'll be at guild on Saturday...

I'm supposed to be doing some "work from home" this evening but I'm playing hooky from my own resolve. I've been "working from home" a bit more lately - still trying to get caught up from the new accounting system installed in October. We're almost there - but not quite.

I hope your New Year is going well. I'll have a few pictures from the New Year's Day brunch at Nancy's Farm and a recipe for you this weekend - Cheddar, Bacon and Apple Bread Pudding. It was surprisingly tasty (well, there was almost 2# of bacon - yes, it was that good)


vlb5757 said...

That's a nice looking bobbin you've got there. It looks really even. You will have to show us what "sampler" sweater you end up choosing to make. I have a sweater that it almost finished but I have to rip out the sleeves and redo the flap for a zipper. I just can't seem to finish it. It's cold enough here I should be inspired to get it done!

Kathy said...

You have come so far in such a short time with your spinning, Tina. I am so proud of you! You go, girlfriend!
It sounds like John has released "The Death Grip" on the fleeces, so you'll be able to get all those done up for that sweater before you know it. ;)
Now, it's learning basketry to keep the wool and yarns in; dyeing to change colors when you feel like it; and where does the loom go? Miss Sinda will have to have input on that one - it's a great cat tree. LOL!

Wool Enough said...

Wow! Congratulations on your spinning prowess. And that yarn is beautiful. I embiggened the pic so that I could admire it close up. Yum.

Sharon said...

I think the answer to your question has to be yes! Check out for sweaters that are knitted in the round and just make sense.

Donna said...

Wow Tina! Your spinning is great, and Moni's fleece is so interesting in its colors and sheen. Very nice job! Isn't spinning fun?!?

Leigh said...

I love the idea of a sampler sweater. Of course, you contributed to mine!

And I love the sound of Cheddar, Bacon and Apple Bread Pudding! Looking forward to the recipe.