Tuesday, July 28, 2009

End of Tour de Fleece 2009

It's over! And I've officially spun more in the past few weeks than I have in the 6 months previous!

And, here's my final total...


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spinning Like the Wind

I've been busy as a bee, playing with my BRAND NEW spinning wheel! She's a Kromski Minstrel purchased from the Woolery, and she spins like a dream. Of course, since she's a Polish wheel, she needs a good Polish name.

Magda, in all her (slightly blurry iphone picture) glory:


And now, gratuitous yarn pictures. They are, unfortunately, slightly yellow thanks to the iphone pictures. At some point I'll get a nice place to snap photos of my yarns.

Hoobody fiber, South American Punta colorway, 2 oz., ~66 yards.

South American Punta

Superwash Merino, Ocean colorway, 2.1 oz., 2 skeins of ~180 yards each, plied with pale blue thread.


Alpaca/Merino/Nylon blend, Green Tweed, 2.3 oz, ~180 yards in light fingering/sport weight.

Green tweed

And finally, on my wheel now... England Alpaca from a local source, 50g of it in a laceweight single, to be plied on itself:

England Alpaca