Monday, April 30, 2007


In case you haven't read Catie's blog today or had any questions about it, I have bought her wheel.

It's an Ashford traditional. Catie, being the good enabler that she is, also threw in some roving and a lesson.

Armed with all three of those, my drop spindle "experience", and two books (the most helpful being Hands on Spinning which was recommended to me by Robin) I started spinning.

I'll save you the gory details. But I will share the yarn. I got impatient and plied up a couple of not quite full bobbins (which is really easy to get when you're spinning massively fat blotchey singles!):

I set the twist last night and it's probably dry by now but I don't have any pictures of it. I do promise to love it as my first yarn and will bring it with me to knit/spin group on Thursday.

I suppose I should add that I picked it up Saturday morning, don't want y'all to think I did all of this after I got home tonight. I just didn't blog about it (very hard BTW) so I wouldn't spoil Catie's surprise of a new wheel.

And no, other than a little dishcloth knitting, I didn't do anything else this weekend :)


Dianne said...

Congrats!! I knew you were a 'natural'...I hope you will share all of your beautiful 'yarns' with us now..Happy Spinning and Knitting~~

Robin said...

AWESOME!!! I knew you were hooked when I saw your face at Sedalia!
Are you bringing it Thursday?

cate said...

Bon Voyage Friend!!!! catie

Mary said...

Congratulations on the new(ish) wheel and your very first handspun! I like the colors! It would make a pretty hat. :-)

IndigoMuse said...

I have to agree with Robin. You definitely had that look at Sedalia. Can't wait to see your yarn in person. Isn't spinning fun?

Diana said...

Wow, I was impressed with your first skein last night! I can only hope to be as successful!!! What's next?

Dana said...

Nice wheel and your first skein looks great; congratulations!

I was reading your earlier blogs and I, too, have "gravy-loving" cats. So far (and from everything I've read), Fancy Feast in a can is safe. I've been feeding my girls "Chicken Feast in Gravy" and a couple of others like that. We haven't had any problems at all, thank goodness.