Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I spent part of last evening spinning with fiber I wasn't supposed to be spinning. I purchased it at Rendevous and 5 different people told me it would be hard for me, a novice, to spin it on my spindle. So, of course I had to try it. It wasn't that I didn't believe them. I did, and they are all MUCH more experienced than I am. The thing is, everytime I'd walk through the playroom, it would taunt me from inside the keeper.

"Nah, nah, nah, nah...you can't spin me!" in a decidedly sheepy voice. And so I pulled it out and started to play. I still have no real idea what works. I divided in half and half again, did some pre-drafting and got the spindle out of the scotch box where it lives. And here is the result..

I have no idea how much there is, but wrapping it round and round a ruler tells me there is between 12-14 wpi. And, for me this is a biggy, I managed to do it with only ONE time catching the fiber that was supposed to be hanging over my arm. Yay me.

Fiber: Kate Lowder's Rambouillet/Mohair Blend. And there's still more. Heh.


Lauria said...

It looks very nice!! I can't wait to see how it is plyed up! :)

PS. Did you get my PM on Rav?

Elabeth said...

Who told you that would be hard?? Heck, that stuff is super easy! I start out beginners on it & her Rambouillet roving all the time.

Sheri said...

Hard or easy, I don't have a clue how to do that. I even bought the little wooden thing (I'm so professional) and still haven't figured it out. But, I really, really don't need to have anything else to collect. I'm running out of space.
Sheri in GA

BumbleVee said...

ya gotta love a little challenge...!! deep down we all probably like one from time to time...I know I do.

suzy said...

I'm hoping to learn how on Saturday at Jacob's Reward!!! That looks lovely...is it as soft as it looks?