Sunday, February 18, 2007

Home-Spun Wool for my mother

Okay, if you look closely at the blue skein of wool...it was my first attempt at spinning. I don't remember how I dyed it as my friend was giving me instructions and I was doing but not remembering. If I tried to spin like that, on purpose, I wouldn't be able to do it. sigh....
The cream-colored wool was given to my mother for purchasing a Kromski spinning wheel...about 2 lbs. of ready-to-spin roving! Well, to make a long story short, mom is having a difficult time recalling how to spin. She sent this wool (from Colorado) to me so I could spin it for her.
[My wheel of choice was a Fricke after I got to try out almost a dozen different ones that my spinning teacher had available.] I must say, this time it turned out pretty good!! The spun wool will go out tomorrow so mom can knit herself more socks. My next lesson will be...how to twist the skeins better. Can anyone tell me?

1 comment:

Snowcatcher said...

I'm drooling! Love the shade of the blue, and together with the white, they are exactly what I crave! I just want to reach into the computer and touch them!!

Ha ha! My word verification is cycleu!!!