Guess what I learned to do! I am officially a spinner, a maker of hand spun yarns, a natural woman extraordinar. Ok, that is a little over the top, but I have started spinning!
About three weeks ago, my friend (a fellow equestrian) came over with a spare wheel that she had. Knowing how much I love fibers she decided I needed to learn to make my own. What I can’t figure out is why she had a spare wheel. Those things are not cheap and she has 4! Well actually she has three now that I bought the one she brought to my house. See, isn’t it cute?It is an Ashford Kiwi. LOVE the name. Anyway, I started spinning. She gave me some roving and said have at it. My first attempts were really not good….Not something I would care to work with. Would you? BUT I have gotten much much better. This is my first spool of wool that I am going to use. I will ply it (since it is only a single ply) with a white that you can see on the wheel. Not bad!I am so excited. I didn’t tell my friend, but I have been wanting to learn how to do this for a really long time. I am always looking for more ways to spend my money. But it really is a natural progression for me. I started my working career as a buyer and clothing designer for a local woman’s retain chain; I knit, and I love to put colors together. Once I get really consistent in my spinning I am going to try and put different yarns together. I doubt I will ever dye my own yarn. I just don’t have the space but who knows.
What I do have the space for are animals. Can Sheep or Alpaca be far behind!