Thursday, October 01, 2009

Spinning fun

As if knitting is not enough.

I felt I needed a little break from all the knitting so I sat down at the spinnig wheel. I have been trying to do the Navajo plying for some time but had not really gotten good result. Then last week Caroline at LYS Uniquities where I go spinning sent me this video tutorial on Navajo plying from Spin Off Magazine. It is great! I watched it and watched it and watched it. Finally I sat down at the wheel:

Much, much better!

The color saturation is beautiful. This is Mountain Colors Targhee combed top. I think I have four ounces of it. Maybe a scarf or a shawlette. Not for me since this is not at all my colors but it will make a nice gift. I wonder if this is enough for the Herbivore.

Now this is my color:

A Blue-Faced Leicester roving that I got at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival a couple of years ago. It spins like a dream.

Definitely my color.

85 knitting (and spinning) days until Christmas.

Why, oh why, does one have to work?

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