Friday, May 8, 2009

How's the spindle?

It's true, I've been knitting a lot lately, but I haven't completely neglected actual spinning on the spindle. In fact, the other day I plied my first yarn!

The darker stuff is mine - the white stuff is the sample made by the extremely nice woman who sold me the spindle. I keep it there to remind me how spun yarn is supposed to look. I have a long way to go.

Still, I do wind yarn nicely on the spindle, don't you think?

And I'm also pretty good at yarn art:

I call this one 'yarnfish.'


Kathleen Taylor said...

That looks much nicer than my first yarns- mine were horribly lumpy and bumpy and overspun. Yours is beautiful!

Mary Keenan said...

You are so nice to say so! I was just happy it made such a nice fish.

I did actually knit it into a square post-aquatic-adventuring... must take a pic of that. It was very squishy and nice, if totally uneven and underspun.

Anonymous said...

It must be my mood: I saw yarn-swearing :-)
I won't tell you what I saw, because I'd like my comment to get past the censors.

Kathleen Taylor said...

now I have to go back and examine the picture, to see whatever fusedglass saw....