High Fiber Diet

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.

Stitches West 2016

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,

-Whit-

 

 

My First Skein

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!