Friday, February 17, 2012

Spinning Addictions

Well I have a new found passion: Spinning! Who would have thought it would be soooo addicting. I love it! This fiber art clicks with me. I've been spinning for almost two weeks and can see the gradual improvement in the twist and consistantcy in the yarn. It is a great stress reliever after a crazy day at work.

Greg likes spinning also, so I have to share my new toy! Hee hee. We bought a Louet double treadle. I really like it.

I've been doing some drop spindle spinning with some of my raw fleece (Heather's), but haven't had enough time to card a batch of slivers for the spinning wheel. So, I've been using some mystery fiber on the wheel. It's not bad, just not as soft as my Icelandic wool. And it is a boring white. So my next adventure will be to dye some of my yarn. There are so many techniques on the net and you-tube, that I haven't decided how I am going to do it. Do you have a favorite method?

Only 6 more weeks or so before the lambs arrive. This time of year seems so slow to me. The anticipation of Spring and new born lambs seems so far off! Spring will be here soon as the horses have started to shed their winter coats. Always a welcome sign that warmer weather and trail riding is just around the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, my favorite method is using a crockpot I got at Goodwill and Kool-Aid (I pick it up on sale 10/$1). Easy, cheap, smells good and available in a great variety of colors, especially when you start mixing them. My favorite combo so far is two cherry and one grape.