I'm so excited about my spinning I can hardly contain myself!!! I know understand why others love it so! (there is no wheel in my immediate future...trust me....small apartment....grad school budget....ain't happening) Let me show you how it went!
First night of spinning at Knit Night (about 2.5 weeks ago) N (my super teacher) sent me home with more roving to practice.
I took my spinning back the next Knit Night. N was so pleased she sent me home with more roving and said we could ply the following week (this last Tuesday) At this time I thought I had a lot....ha ha what was I thinking?
Now when N sent me home with more roving I naively thought it was about the same amount she had sent the time before. WRONG! I had budgeted the same amount of time and it just never seemed to end (I kinda did a marathon spinning day on Tuesday....I wanted to ply so bad) Here is what I got.
Then I wound it into a cake to begin plying 2 strand of it together. Yeah! Oh isn't the bottom of the spindle N sent home with me so cute!!!
So Tuesday we plied!! I was so excited that last night I finished it! I then wound it into a skein (using the backs of 2 chairs because I lack a swift....now I realize the chairs should have been further apart for a prettier skein) and here is my yarn!!!
And a close up of the strands. I was really pleased with how even it came out! Now it just needs a bath!! and then I can knit with my own hand spun yarn! (Bet you couldn't guess that I've been looking at roving online trying to decide what to spin next!)
Do you think I'm addicted? (But I really don't want it to eat into my knitting time too much....but it sure was fun!)