I’ve toyed with the idea of a blog for a while now but just never got round to it. In hindsight I wish I’d started when I was doing Project 365, but that’s by the by. When Natalie at the Yarn Yard started up Making Monday recently that was the final bit of inspiration that got me to take the plunge.
So here we are, my nice shiny new blog to document what I get up to. And without further ado, my latest crafting adventure: Spinning.
I’ve been very curious about spinning, yet also ‘afraid’ of it for some reason…but I got over it and asked my partner for a spindle for my birthday. So last month he got me two, and a good bit of fibre to play with 🙂 I got a top whorl, and also a bottom whorl, slightly heavier, with a pretty peony painted on. Both from Hand Spinner.
Just before that I’d bought Abby Franquemont’s Respect the Spindle to get acquainted with spinning. It’s been a good guide for starting out, and there’s a lot in there to try as I get better (hopefully!).
For now my singles are very “thick-thin”, which is apparently normal for beginners, so no worries there 🙂
The first lot I spun up and plied was enough for an interesting swatch…
A little crazy, but why not…
Incidentally, what do you call one single? A piece of single, a length of single, or just “a single”…?