I think I've found my passion. At least that's what spinning yarn feels like to me. I am a woman obsessed and I love everything about it, from plunging my hands into a freshly shorn fleece to watching colors blend as I hand paint the fiber to to the excitement of seeing the yarn take shape on the bobbin and knit up into a luscious fabric or garment. This is it and I can't stop myself. Not even to eat.
So, first things first, my little room upstairs that has been so many things is now my little spinning nook.
The sun streams in from across the mountains in the morning, my favorite time to work.
Here are some of my first yarns:
1. Truly, the first yarn I spun in the class I took with BJ at Earth Guild. After class was over, I tried my hand at dyeing, and was quite pleased with the results. Why didn't I write down the recipe? Must get better at taking notes.
|Isn't it pretty?|
3. Merino plied with bamboo, with which I am knitting a SKIF sweater, so stay tuned for that. I can't stop looking at the fabric...it is soooooo beautiful.
4. This one I started on vacation. I taught myself how to spin on a drop spindle so I could spin on camping trips. I mostly didn't spin while camping, but I did knit a hat on a backpacking trip. No pictures, though...I gave it to my friend Kristi.
There it is...a beginning. I can't wait to see where it leads. I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite trips ever.