Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Hi well it has been really hot and muggy here and well my health is not its best but I have been doing the Tour de Fleece with Ravelry and thoroughly enjoying what I am doing I aim to spin an hour a day so here are some pics

Day 1

Well first I decided to do some Yarn Yard lovely merino/silk fibre here its not that smooth or consistant but the colours are wonderful.

Day 2 saw me doing some more of the same fibre but this time I had carded it all into lovely rolags (first ever carding experience) also first time I had spun from rolags too what do you think?

This one shows edna getting into the cycling mode!


Today I had to free up some bobbins so I had a go at navajo plying the first attempt was with some bfl spun months ago so very uneven but now plied.

then I plied the day 1 and day 2 spinning here are the photos

this is day 3 spinning not that good today very tired..

Day 4 and that is today I got up and did my spining much earlier and it felt better I got some shetland humbug and after a wee tricky time it came along much better what do you think?

I don't think I will win any of the prizes available but then it isn't about the prizes its about setting myself some goals which involve spinning and improving and learning new skills so this is the start of a bit of a spinning marathon and I will try now to post daily too. If you are interested in the tour de fleece it is a group on Ravelry and well some of the spinners are so inspiring..take a look


Once A Sheep said...

Your spinning looks wonderful I love all the fibre you have used. Keep it up!

Pollianicus said...

Looks fantastic - well done

Anonymous said...

I love the helmet, nice to see you are taking your spinning safely!
The humbug is very pretty.
My bobbins go all over the place too...

Flavaknits said...

The handspun looks fabulous! Can't wait to see how the fleeces turn out - will Emily be trying her hand at spinning too ?