Thursday, August 02, 2007
I suppose I could go get some books on spinning. In fact, I probably ought to do that. But honestly, I've always been more of a "do it and figure it out as you go" kind of girl. Self taught is how I learn everything.
My intent with this fiber was to get something resembling wool sock yarn. I probably won't make socks, it's not superwash, but maybe mittens or arm warmers or mitts. So my first batch (Strawberry Fields, corriedale, from Spunky Eclectic) is exactly the weight I wanted, and the ply is nice and tight like I wanted - but it's so not balanced. It definitely required way more twist to ply tightly than I had put into the singles. So the next spindleful, which I am spinning up today, will have more twist to the singles and we'll see if I get a tight ply with a balanced result. I'm sure I could read about it and I probably will eventually, but it's also fun to just TRY things and try to hack it using my brain. So that's what I'm doing with all the 4oz bags of fiber from Spunky and the random purchases from Etsy. Doing. Learning. Hacking.
I'm getting a loaner spinning wheel tonight after SnB and I am SO damn excited. OMG. There will be Spinning Wheel in my living room. How cool is that??
We are not discussing Pomotamus, which I had to rip back all the way to the ribbing, rather than just half a repeat. I weep, I cry, I start over. I love knitting, I love knitting, I am a process knitter, that's what I keep telling myself.
Also, it is sweet enough to make your teeth hurt around here.
Also, have y'all seen this? Can opener kidnapping. You should totally get in on it. Big heap fun with kitchen utensils!