Monday, February 16, 2009

A Long Way to Go

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Well I finally got the guts up to show you my newer obsession. Yes, I've been sucked into the Spinning Vortex but until this past weekend, I felt like I could keep myself from being completely consumed. Mostly because up till now all my attempts at making yarn were pretty lame-o.

Even this little peek reveals how much I still need to learn. Let's just say, I know what I don't know; even scarier is that I also don't know what I don't know. When it comes to spinning fiber into yarn, there is so much nuance, and so many decisions and choices, it is a bit overwhelming. For now I am working on the basics. Like controlling the spin so I don't over twist. Just trying to get it even. And to get the spindle to spin a long enough time so I can draft the fiber on.

As this unfolds, I am becoming aware that I WILL come to a point when I can make conscious choices about how I want it to look when it's done. There are no rules, but there are rules. There are ways to do things, all of them valid. It all depends on what I want it to be.

So. Much. FUN. I am blowing my mind here, folks. The possibilities are endless.

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Fiber: 4 oz. of 100% hand dyed Cormo
Source: Fox Hill Farm in Lee, MA
Purchased at Rhinebeck, Oct. 2008
Started: Feb 2.
Goal: finish entire batch this month, using the Bossie; make it 2-ply
Equipment: Bosworth Midi

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barefoot rooster said...

I think this looks absolutely lovely! What a happy spring green. I couldn't believe how much my yarn moved towards looking/feeling like "real yarn" after plying. Can't wait to see this all finished!

CathyZ said...

yay! it's yarn! on a bossie! what could be better?! Isn't it fun once it clicks? Kind of like driving a stick, once you figure it out it's hard to remember why you used to stall all the time.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Now you are reminding me that I need to get my child laborer to do some more spinning for me!! Looks like fun:)

Sara said...

It looks fabulous! Time to ply?

knithound brooklyn said...

Yes, plying soon. Can't wait to set this yarn and swatch it up.

Katie M. said...

Looks good! New hobbies are so exciting. Good luck!


nice post

Cassy said...

That's a wonderful green. Spinning can be a lot of fun, but I just can't stop knitting to get around to it!