I finally took the plunge and learned to spin from Katey. My first yarn was Blue Faced Leicester wool in the Klee colorway by Chameleon Colorworks. I spun this on a Louet S10 that I am renting from Only Ewe.
Pretty bad, huh?
Next, I finally got to spin up some wool I had bought (for the purpose of spinning on my drop spindle) at least a year ago at a fiber festival. This one came out just a little bit better.
I bought more Chameleon Colorworks fiber in Flamingo Sunrise. This was a merino tencel blend and I really like this one. It came out really nice with great colors, and shiny from the tencel, but I only have about 30 yards.
I couldn't resist a "trip" over to The Loopy Ewe, since I knew Sheri now carries roving. This is 8oz. Creatively Dyed SeaWool (70% wool, 30% seacell) in the Ocean colorway.
Here's Sakina Alpaca in the Mango colorway. I love this mixture of colors. It looks so interesting and I can't wait to see how it spins up.
Currently I am spinning a wool/llama blend that a bought a huge bag of close to two years ago at a fiber festival with the very optimistic idea that I'd drop spindle it.... riiiggghhht...
And now for some knitting:
Presto Chango Baby Sweater
Made for: Carrie's baby shower
Yarn: a little over 1 skein of Cascade Sierra cotton yarn
Notes: Great pattern but I wish I'd done my seaming better. More details in Ravelry.
Water Bottle Holder
Yarn: 1 skein Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
Needles: US 3 douple points
Notes: I made the strap somewhat shorter than the pattern called for because I am short. I love this yarn and would like to make a summer top out of it.