…a new obsession!
And they sent me a little ball of roving, which I promptly sat down at the computer, looked up spinning instructions and videos on the internet, and made…
…THIS! (ok, I’ll stop with the … now, I’m annoying myself)
Now, spread out, it is very thick-threadlike, but I blame it on the cat trying to grab the spindle, not my novice ability. I ordered a small amount of roving (off ebay) and it arrived on Monday, so I opened it when I got home and promptly cast on (or the spinnerly equivalent. i don’t know what that is, so enlighten me if there is such a term so I don’t sound like such a newbie)
Isn’t it nice how it is all carded and pulled into small strands already? Again, please don’t judge too harshly, but here is my results of try number two.
I think I did better, but from the little I know about spinning, I think I have too much twist(?). I got better as I went along. The last part going almost vertical is spun more loosely, so you can compare to the beginning twisty-ness. I have started the second strand, now I have to research how to ply. All I know so far is that you spin the spindle the opposite way you spun the yarn.
So I want a picture of me actually spinning, but focusing, spinning, and feeding the roving is too much. I have to wait until husband can be home to get a good picture. (Can you believe that he is not suitably impressed that not only have I mostly taught myself to knit, but now I can spin yarn in a matter of moments?)
(p.s. – husband, if you are reading, we are getting closer to owning those sheep. can you feel it?)