I love knitting, but I occasionally fancy other fiber-based crafts. This week, I began spinning some of the roving I bought last weekend. Spinning has become more enjoyable now that I have practiced a bunch. With that being said, I am still not spectacular. I am having trouble with keeping the spin in the fiber consistent. Some parts are tight and uniform and others are fat and fluffy😟.
I am off to a not so shabby start, but there is certainly room for improvement.
I also began a crochet blanket to try and use up some of my old acrylic yarn. I am on a quest to be rid of 50% of my undesired yarn by July. It is just taking up too much space for no reason.
Hopefully, I can reach my goal. Here is to finding my old yarn a new home.
Well this weekend was Stitches West and it was fiber-filled fun! I made sure to stick to my rules from last year. I had my bag, a friend, and some good walking shoes. On my want- it list was some hot pink sock yarn and some fun rainbow roving. I was also looking for a giant cone like I got last year. Much to my dismay WEBS did not have any this year.
I wore my One- Way Tee, which got several compliments. ☺️ I have to say it again, but this is one of my best knitted items ever.
Here is what I did purchase:
Twisted Owl’s “Birds of a Feather” Sock Yarn. This color scheme reminds me of Popsicle on a hot summer day.
I also got this 4 pack of roving for $17 from Western Sky Knits! I have already started prepping my wool for my drop spindle.
Stitches West is always a great time. It is a great way to hang with fellow fiber lovers. The one thing I would have liked to see is some more fiber demonstrations. Something like spinning, dying, or unique ways to use fiber. I always love to see others crafting. It is so inspirational and motivating.
Until Next Time,
Well here it is! My first “skein” made by my drop spindle. Thank goodness the roving was beautifully dyed because that is the best compliment I can give my work. 😳
I know I am being hard on myself. I need to let my perfectionist ways go while trying to master this new skill. My spinning instructor has been super encouraging, which has been great. I have needed it. Spinning is WAY harder than I thought it would be. Talk about multitasking! You have to keep the spindle going while balancing the pull and release of the working yarn. It is a lot to remember all at one time. I am excited about the challenge, but spinning yarn is defiantly something I am going to have to practice, practice, practice. Wish me luck!