Monday, 26 March 2007

I'm spinning yarn!

Well, sort of. I've been slowly getting the hang of not getting in a complete mess and am thoroughly looking forward to practicing some more. I really am having great fun.

My first yarn!

The fibre is an ounce of lovely handpainted that came (along with another ounce and two ounces undyed) with the spindle kit. I'll admit at first I wasn't sure of the colours, but they've really grown on me and I like the way they've spun together. I've only got that little bit left now, which I plan to spin tonight, then onwards to washing etc. Gosh, this is exciting!

Over the weekend I started knitting a pair of Blueberry Waffle Socks for my mum to give to her when I go home for Easter. I surprised myself by knitting nearly a whole sock yet simultaneously annoyed myself by misjudging the amount of yarn I'd need for a pair. Bother.


Nifftyknitter said...

OMG, I love the colors, they are gorgeous, I'm glad that they are growing on you. Pink is a magical color, and the way it is mixing with the brown and white/grey is jsut fab. I think that'll make something wonderful, but what????

BTW, do you own a ball winder and spindel?

Laura said...

Honestly, I have no idea what I'm going to make with the yarn... for now I'm just content to snuggle it :) I'm glad you like the colour. I have fallen well and truly in love with pink fibre now.

All the spinning equiptment I have to my name is in the photo. In all honesty I'm getting a little worried what might happen when my first pay check comes through once I find work. I think a straitjacket might be called for to restrain me.

Hope you are well :)

Laura said...

P.S. Oh, I've just dropped you an email.