Monday, November 21, 2011

Spinning Success!

I think I was actually afraid to use my new wheel. I spent hundreds of hard earned dollars on it, I spent hours putting it together and then ... it just sat for a few days.

I learned to spin on the spindle last year. I have some experience spinning and drafting. Mainly I was still trying to decide which roving in my stash to use, I know when I first started spindling, it wasn't pretty.

I bit the bullet and just did it ... and its coming out beautifully!!

The single is fairly even and well spun.

This is the first roving that I tried my hand at dyeing ... it was a little messy. So what better roving to make a mess out of spinning?? I've used up some of it already on a spindle that I made. So this is my best practice roving so far, LOL!! Its gotten a lot of use.

I am so enjoying my spinning wheel!!! Too bad I have to go to bed now so I get up on time for work :o(

Don't forget to check out my post on Surmount the Stash 2012!


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Hurrah for the new wheel!

Sue said...

Good on you! Sometimes we just have to say "bugger it!", jump in and just have a go.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Looks lovely! I knew you could spin!