Sunday, August 10, 2008

it aint pretty...

Hello Yarn, Romney Wool Top - Threatened by Rust

But it is my first schmibbles of handspinning on "my wheel". I'm pretty stoked in spite of it's slubby lumpiness. It is clearly a hobby that will take some work - I need to figure out how to draft just right and keeping those treadls going clockwise - I have never been able to master the stick shift/ clutch concept - hope that doesn't stand in my way here, eh em.

Meanwhile, a hoarding I will go...

too much roving

p.s. This last week was one that does not bear repeating any time soon - gramma sailed through surgery but she had a number of ups and downs at the hospital - so for now, I am glad she is tucked into the nursing floor of her CBRF - gramma, feeling crappy as she did with her prize-fighter-worthy briusing, still managed to look disdainfully around the room she has to share. Gotta love that feistiness. Thank you again for all of your kind prayers.

Meanwhile, I have just a bit more than a sleeve to go on my Feb. Ladies Sweater - I'll be glad to be done, these "bigger" needles are killing me, I think I'm a sock gal!


Blogger leah said...

I'm a new spinner too (though on a spindle not a wheel) You spinning looks nice! They say that eventually you will try to make yarn like you do when you first start...eventually you will want all those nubs and unevenness (go figure) The stash looks awesome!!

6:46 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

wooohoo! check you out! it already looks all even! and you are on your way to having a great fiber stash! remember - fiber stash doesn't last nearly as long as yarn stash! ;)

7:14 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Yay for many things: first spun yarn, gramma doing okay, and starting a new stash :)

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks good!!

I sat down to spin earlier tonight, and I was worse than yesterday! I don't know how I got WORSE!

I can't wait to see what else you spin!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous krysten said...

oh i think it looks lovely! good job!!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Micki said...

I think your first bobbin looks pretty darn good! And even if the yarn isn't perfect, it'll look surprisingly good knitted up. Great stash enhancement too. :)

9:31 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Looks good to me!! And wow oh wow! Look at that pretty fiber stash!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

I know absolutely nothing about spinning, and I'm trying to keep it that way, because we have no room for roving! Hee hee! Your posts certainly aren't helping! :)
Your spinning looks pretty good for the first time, and I love all that roving! I think some Funky Carolina looks like my favorite!

4:56 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Look at you go! The new spinning looks great!!!! Keep it up!

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Ebinla Birks said...

Yay!!! Your first yarn is gorgeous, waaaaay better than mine. Congratulations on the new wheel - let the addiction begin.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I think it all looks pretty!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

look at you spin!!!

anything bigger than a 6 feels like a log in my hands. And you know I'm not loyal to socks. I'm kinda of dreading one of the projects I really want to do as I am certain it's going to be on 8s or even 9s!

8:11 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i am totally impressed with your spinning skills!
and the photo, too!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

You're so funny! I always say the "smaller" needles are killing me when I do socks! I think your spinning is fab. I'm totally impressed!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

What are you talking about? I'd say that's VERY pretty! I am fully impressed by any and all spinning.

Shootin' more prayers gramma's way!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

While I've only been spinning about 8 months and I use a kick spindle rather than a wheel, it looks to me like you're making great progress.

And it is too pretty!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a new wheel and a growing fiber stash!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You're spinning!?!?!?! It's so fun, isn't it? And, it's pretty - not ugly!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Your spun yarn looks sooo great! Love the colors!

Glad to here your gramma is getting better.

8:02 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Something else to hoard, how exciting! Glad your grandma is maintaining her fighting spirit:)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

I think your yarn is lovely! :) I'm so excited for you -- spinning is so cool.

Now stay far, far away from me with this talk -- I have no money or time for new hobbies... ;)

10:43 PM  

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