Saturday, November 17, 2007

You spin me right round, Baby, right round...

It's addictive. But it has gotten to the point where my left pinky finger hurts all the time now, and my brain tells me to stop spinning, whereas my gut tells me to spin more so I can knit something with my handspun. I am not even sure if that would be remedied by a wheel, since it would be faster - less time drafting?, that's where the pain comes from - but I would make up for it by spinning longer, so same time drafting. More yarn in the end, though.

I have not much (in quantity, that is) to show off, but here's some of the stuff I have produced:



The Merino Silk all done - 36 grams.





Some Corriedale top, very nice and shiny. One thing I cannot get over is the way the roving looks, and then how it comes out when all spun up. Can't get enough of it. It's only 26 grams so far, but I have 15 oz. left.




A sample of BBF Merino roving, 21 grams.



And this is what I am spinning now:



BBF Corriedale roving. It's quite soft and nice, but there's a Blue faced Leicester roving waiting that's even softer...

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Your spinning is looking incredible. I also had pain when I used a spindle to spin. No pain spinning on a wheel, though...not that I'm trying to persuade you to buy a wheel, or anything like that. I'm just sayin'. [g]

nadine said...

beautiful spinning ! !!
and i Absolutely LOVE that song!

Jennifer said...

I love the spinning! Do you know what you're going to do with the yarn?

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Strange about the drafting pain. Can you change something so that it doesn't hurt? The yarn looks great!!

Monika said...

Ah, lovely! I've gone through that stage a few month ago. Didn't bother with spindle spinning for too long. Don't kid yourself, that it's going to be easier, less painfull with the wheel! :o)
Yesterday was devoted to plying only, from morning till night, have 4 skeins to show for it, as soon as they are dry. It's faster with the wheel, but still have to pre-draft it, and you can make up more yarn. I wouldn't do it without my wheel. Good luck with producing more of this lovely stuff! ;o)

Stacey said...

look at all that spinning! love the orange!!!!

Kimberly said...

Your spinning is wonderful! You've made amazing progress with your spindle-it all looks great!