Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spinning thoughts

I had someone come up for a beginning lesson on spinning Saturday. She had a great time, I think. We sat and spun for 2 hours, and she is coming back this Saturday. I was surprised that I didn't have very many spindles on hand, so I sent her home with my David Reed Smith Judi. Stephanie picked it up fast, she went from lumpy bumpy to smooth very quickly.

I LOVE my Woolie Winder! I didn't think it would make that much of a difference in my spinning. I had heard on the lists that it would, but thought, "yeah, right." After I sold the loom, I bought one, but never sat down to try it out. In sorting out fibers to teach Stephanie, I found some Lincoln roving. I thought it was too coarse for a beginner, but it might make some good socks... So, I prepared that roving, and spun up a Louet bobbin in what will be sportweight yarn in one afternoon. No changing the hooks, no interruption in spinning, just go and go!

Well, one afghan, one sweater off in the mail. No pictures, test knitting for someone.

The creeping crud hit here and has lingered. I'm on the way back, though, and that is good. Three weeks is too long to deal with a cold! Prednisone is wonderful stuff. Blech, but the results are great!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Thank you for the link! Good to know those are available again. (Wait while I pay my Stitches bill, though, for now...)