Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm learning to spin!

My wonderful husband bought me a spindle kit for my birthday in November and I have just recently found the time to learn how to use it.  I am thankful to the lady that I met at a local fair who gave me some tips!  It has taken a while to get the hang of drafting and spinning at the same time, but it is coming along.  The green/silver/black skein is some fiber that I got out of the Phat fiber box. It is a mix of mohair, merino, tencel and silk. The one next to it is some superwash dyed in "Lavender Lollipops" by Blushing Ewe.  They were both really nice to work with!

This one is Mosaic Moon's "Ceilidh" colorway on 80's superfine merino. The photo doesn't really do the colors much justice.  It is a really beautiful colorway. This is only 2.5 oz and I have a total of 8 to spin. Once it is done, it is going to be an SMSS Handspun Pinafore for one of my daughters!