I know I haven’t been bloging much lately, been getting to know Lorelai. Here is a sample of last weeks spinning. The fiber has been in my possession for over a year and it's mystery wool roving but I didn't know much about roving then. I know I have a long way to go but I have to tell you all how much fun it is to spin yarn that will someday be a finished object. (maybe not this yarn)
Sunday I had a spinning lesson for Lori Lawson, yes I had a spinning lesson on Superbowl Sunday but we made it home before half time. I feel pretty confident about my singles now and she offered a few tips to improve my technique. The main reason for the lesson was to get a hands on lesson about plying. If you know me personally then you know I ask so many questions when I'm learning. Always looking to fill in the blanks between the my personal experience, topical reading and internet research. Lori was so warm and friendly during the lesson.
Here is the first plied hank. A little too much thick and thin but it's the first one and I know there is lots of room for improvement.
Time went by in a flash but she took us upstairs and shared her hand spun yarn to inspire me to improve. She shared some of her future projects. If you are going to Stitches West, look for her yarn in a few booths and say hi for us. Sorry but we forgot the camera today and it was a Kodak moment. I know we always have the camera but not this time.
I have been bad this last week; bags of roving from multiple sources and from various species are in route to Casa De Twisted. I'm so excited to spin the fun new fibers. Yes there is some luxury stuff too.
The Malabrigo mock cable scarf is finished and officially gifted.
This was my birthday gift to Mrs Twisted besides the dinner at Morton’s. She really loved the color and what's not to love about the softness of Malabrigo yarn plus it will keep her warm in the future.