This weekend hit the Shepherd's Harvest Festival.
Great event, tons of gorgeous yarn, and people who know things!
Plopped myself down next to a spinner and started with the questions.
Before you know it...
Spinning! Not well, but spinning!
Did a little internet research and tested how a 2-ply might come together.
There are a lot of issues here and this is not yarn that will really hold together for the long term, but let a gal experiment for a bit.
Bought a bunch of roving.
This is hand dyed by Susan Hensler. Pretty, pretty stuff. Susan's friendly and helpful. That counts for a lot.
Off we go:
On to the yarn winder.
In the future I'll skip this step and go straight to the "arm wrap". Not the technical term but you know what I mean.
Earliest work is on the bottom. I'm getting better at not "over spinning" and putting in TOO much twist.
Lastly, I "set the twist" by soaking in warm soapy H2O and then hanging to dry. Ready to knit!
I have tons to learn but am heartened by this progress. Can't wait to do some more. Went a little crazy and bought a big bag full of roving.
I love the feeling of potential :-)
Lilacs finally bloomed. Wish this was smell-o-vision.
Another beautiful china painting by my Grandmother on the vase. Blackberries and Roses: I use it whenever I can.