Feb 7, 2007

My First Yarn

I was going to save this for Eye Candy Friday but I just can't wait to share it. This is the first yarn I made with the new wheel. I know that it's far from perfect but I love it more than I can say.

First Yarn

I finished it off on Tuesday night. I bought this roving from the Barefoot Spinner at Mud Fest last fall but I can't say much more than that because I truly have no clue. It was really a crazy impulse buy since I had no clue how to spin at the time. It was just pretty so I bought it.

First Yarn - Closeup

I still have a little bit on one bobbin and quite a bit that hasn't been spun yet so there will be more of this at a later date. For now, I measured this on the niddy noddy last night and I think it's about 230 yards. Not too bad! I know I could do something with it and I thought that I would knit it up but, now that it's done, all I want to do is pet it.

Today I took a little time to tredle with nothing on the wheel. I really wanted to get a better feel for it. After a while the fiber started calling my name again so I started something new. A little roving I dyed myself combined with some that I left undyed. It looks kind of interesting so far.

I think that my new wheel and I are going to be fast friends so I'm gonna have to name her soon. I was thinking Charlotte but Stink wants to call her Dory. I'm not sure. What do you think?


Margene said...

I like Charlotte;-) The yarn looks great! You could knit anything with it. I have spent time petting my first skeins...they are like our little children and hard to part with. Admire it and use it as a gauge of where you've been as you improve.

Rochelle said...

I love the yarn and the colour is great. Spinning is such a blast. The only problem is it cuts into knitting time. Sometimes I think I would rather spin then knit.

Carole Knits said...

Hooray for the new yarn. I like Charlotte - a lot!

clothesknit said...

I know it isn't a vote but if it were, I vote Charlotte! And what kind of wheel is she?

Teyani said...

definitely lovely yarn. bravo !
And yeah - what kind of wheel is she.. ? so far, I vote for Charlotte