Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm doing a little spinning



between everything else, and for the first time, it is a multicolor dyed wool top. This one is made by Louet, and is called Northern Lights, and I'm finding it very easy to spin, even though I'm a beginner, having started spinning this past spring. I loosened / untangled the wool tops into a plastic bag, and am continuously spinning out of the bag. When I stop, I can wind the end of the spun yarn around the knob on my orifice hook, to hold it in place, and then come back and pick up where I left off.
While my first thought was that it was going to be too bold and splotchy - it's coming out downright gorgeous! I love the color, and am hoping it will be enough to make a hat, scarf, or maybe even small shawl??? The package said I have 1/ 2 pound of wool top, and I'm spinning as fine as I dare to (maybe it will be a fine fingering weight?), but I'll just have to be patient and wait and see.

4 comments:

Judy S. said...

You spin, too??? How long has it taken you to spin this blue yarn; the photo looks beautiful.....

TattingChic said...

OMGoodness! What a lovely color. The talent just never ends with you, does it? It's fabulous.

Paddy's Daughter said...

Hi Lynn, I've just nominated you for a blog award - details are on mine. I particularly like your lovely quilts and quilting, and just wish I could master my machine as well as you!! All the best, Sue McB

Wabbit said...

It's beautiful. I'm so envious of those who have started spinning recently. I learned in 1979 when it was hard to find a modern wheel or any wool at all! Ridiculous, isn't it when now I've got all that stuff available to me as well. I wanted colorful wool so badly back then.

I digressed, sorry. 8 ounces should be enough for a hat AND a scarf depending on the size of the yarn and the scarf. Or it should make a small shawl. Your yarn looks lovely.