Thursday, February 7, 2008

Because I don't have enough hobbies...

I have started spinning yarn. Ravelry has led me down the rabbit hole of ridiculously addictive fiber arts. There is this one designer Brooklyntweed, who not only makes amazing knit designs but spins yarn, that normally I wouldn't like because the colors are brown or tan, but because he takes AMAZING pictures of it I have this insane desire to also spin yarn. I told this to a few people at work and found out the Y spins with a drop spindle and agreed to teach me before I went completely off the deep end buying supplies whithout knowing whether or not I enjoyed it. Well, I did enjoy it. So now I am the proud owner of not just one but TWO Kundert drop spindles and the babysitter/stepmother of J's Louet S10 spinning wheel.I have already spun up 4 ounces of gold Merino into a light fingering weight on one of the drop spindles. Here are some pictures of it.

The roving and spindles came from The Yarn Tree in Brooklyn.

This next batch has not gotten much further than what you see here but it is Louet Northern Lights Pencil Roving in "Popsicle" colorway. I got it from the Copper Moose website.