Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Library Love!

Last night, after knit night, DH and I went to the public library. On a whim, while I was watching the Olympics, DH said he was going to the library...I jumped up, hit record (gymnastics were just starting) and got in the car. Why? to see what spinning books they had or course!
I've gotten a lot of info about spinning from N and ravelry, but sometimes reading a more structured book on a topic helps! I haven't had much time to look through them yet, but am looking forward to it!
So last week I caved and bought more fiber!!!! (This is Colonial Top, if that means something to you) I got it from Alpaca Direct. I got 4oz of it! It is spinning up nicely, although it is more slippery than what I was using before (that N gave me so I have no idea what it really was) But it is going well and I am happy so far!

Of course in order to maximize shipping I bought two other things (pics another day) some merino and some alpaca. Being a novice all the different types of fiber is quite overwhelming and I have no idea what the pros and cons of each are. So I figured I would just have to start sampling some. That is how I learned about yarn, so it should work for fiber too! (I think those library books might help too!)

7 comments:

Stacy said...

Sampling is the best! Enjoy both the books and the alpaca.

Aunt Kathy said...

You're a spinning maniac now, lol. Is spinning part of your Ravelolympic games too?

Davene McBride said...

You continue to amaze me dear!

Wool Winder said...

I'm impressed! I can't operate a spindle to save my life.

Lovs2Knit said...

You're making great progress on the shawl. I bet the alpaca is a dream to touch. I love the library!

Robin said...

Could you give us a brief review of the books regarding their usefulness to you? That alpaca is yummy!

cinnamongirl93 said...

I want to learn to spin too! I am waiting until the fall to take a class. I have not tried a drop spindle yet.
The fiber looks so soft. Happy spinning to you!