Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday Spinning

I was going to go to the gym today. Just a couple of minutes of spinning first... ahem. About an hour is more like it. The 'top layer' and the yarn near the whorl are my latest attempt. The thick, slubby part is the stuff I produced during earlier attempts.

Clearly, this is a very diverse yarn. It goes all the way from slubby super bulky to fairly even fingering weight with the occasional little slub. What can I do with this? Any suggestions? I want to turn it into something other than a hank of handspun that just sits there!

Oh, and all of you fleece/wheel/spinning enablers: I guess I'm officially addicted to this. Once I get better at hand spinning, it'll be time for a wheel of my own!

Tomorrow: finished red scarf. It's a little late. I'll have to mail it myself.


LaBean said...

Why not just knit a swatch to show how it turned out.. You can always keep it as a momento.. Or, keep it and, as you test new fibers, and make swatches save them all and make a keepsake blanket!

DeltaDawn said...

Looks exactly like mine! Swatch, potholder, occasional petting and remembering how the madness began...!

Bezzie said...

That's part of the reason I gave up handspinning. What do you do with a dozen little skanklets of handspun????

But your later stuff is looking good!

Rain said...

You can definitely see an improvement. I like the idea of making it into a pot holder or similar then you get something you can use.

Stacy Z said...

You could do a top down hat that way you don't have to swatch it. That is what I do most times for my handspun, but I LURVE hats!

The other thing is start a scarf do it verticals and then keep adding different stripes with your handspun as you progress. That would be funky and fun. Also it would be something that would last longer than say mitts because I have a feeling this is special for you. Mine was/is.

And last but not least - Submit it to the Yarn Museum!!!

Sue, aka seiding said...

Yay! You're addicted to spinning!

If I had any idea what to do with The First Skein, I would have knit mine up by now. I was considering Log Cabining it into a throw along with other odds and ends, but I haven't done anything about it. Maybe soon.