Tuesday, 7 July 2009


One of my knitting friends, Nancy, loaned me her spinning wheel a few weeks ago. My first attempts were successful but still in need of a lot of refinement. Today I went to Paula's and we spent a few peaceful hours spinning on her porch.

Here, I'm plying the two bobbins of singles I spun.

She coached me through carding the fleece into 'rolags' and monitored and corrected my drafting technique. The result is much better quality yarn.

All 42g (1.5 oz.) of it!

This Sunday is a Spin In Public event at The Black Lamb in Port Hope. Weather permitting, I'll go! Hopefully, I'll be able to check out their fleece and expand my horizons a bit. It will be so cool to be among spinners.

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