Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spinning - I learned!

Well, I learned how to spin on a drop spindle.  Here are two small skeins that I finished today.

Here's pictures of them before they were soaked and set...

Here is a picture of the finished "skeins".  Look nice?

The blue/cream one is 8 yards and is two different fibers plied together - the blue is silk, wool, & mohair, and the cream of this skein is wool/silk.  Both of these fibers I received in a drop spindle class that I took last weekend in Madison from the Madison Knitters Guild. This is close to a worsted weight I think.

The all white skein (off-white?) is 25ish yards and is a corriedale fiber (wool) that I purchased at Bahr Creek Llama & fiber shop in Cedar Grove, WI.  It turned out a bit lumpier and more "homespun" that I wanted, but, hey .. it's my first skeins! Definitely a heavy worsted or chunky weight yarn.

Here is a closeup.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A fonished WIP

The above blocks have been waiting a long time to be finished.  They finally are!  They are now a baby blanket and will be given to the local NICU.