On Saturday I had the chance to attend an informal gathering of spinners. It was VERY fun (too bad I am a crappy blogger and forgot to take pictures), and it prompted me to join the RI Spinners Guild. I am excited to attend the next meeting in a couple of weeks, where they will have a skirting demonstration.
I have officially been bitten by the spinning bug!!
Seriously, Four (4 oz) Skeins in Four Days:
Sunday (singles were already done, but I plyed this on sunday): This blue and green yarn is spun from some of my own handdyed roving. It is about sportweight. Although quite twisty and overspun, it straightened out nicely after a bath in soak.
(Saturday): I love the way the colors twisted together in this merino tencel blend spun from C*eye*ber fiber's RoyGBiv Colorway. I wanted to keep the rainbow repeats short, so I separated the roving into 20 inch lengths and made the thickness that of a pencil roving. See them here.
(Monday): I tried "spinning on the fold" with this merino tencel blend. The colorway (C*eye*ber Fiber's Summer Solstice) is beautiful, however, my spinning came out "rustic" to say the least. I think it is about Dk weight when all knit up. (I need to get one of those WPI things.)
(Tuesday): This is Spritely Goods Superwash Merino handpainted in colorway Patina.
My spinning isn't very even, but I am having fun learning. Here is a mosiac of the leftovers from each set of roving. You can really measure the progression of my last few days in the amount of leftover crap I have from each ball. (Keep in mind I spun the Wheelspun One singles a while ago, when my learning curve was pretty crappy.)
Stay tuned, today and tomorrow I will be working on some Noelle's Noodles Blue Faced Leister Wool in the colorway "There's a Feather." I won't have time to finish it, since I am going to SnB tonight, but I will work on it a bit at lunch.