Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Handspun

I've been spinning a bit more since I got home from Albany after Christmas. First, I finished spinning my Cloverleaf Farms 100% silk that I bought at SAFF in 2008. I had been spinning this basically since sometime last summer or early fall.

I also spun up some Frabjous Fibers Merino Tencel, which is superwash yarn. I also got this at SAFF '08.

And here's a close-up:

I also started weaving with my little Weavette loom lately. I bought this years ago at the NJ Sheep and Wool Festival. I don't know how this is possible, but it seems I may have never posted about this festival on my blog, even though I attended it several years in a row in central NJ. I only figured out how to use this loom a few weeks ago. I started out by just following the basic instructions, and ended up with two "bookmarks", about 2" x 6" in size. The top one is my second try (where I learned to even out the rows and columns a bit) and the bottom is my first (a little more wonky) try. I have already started a new project, but I am not ready to post it yet. One thing about weaving: it takes way less time than knitting.

1 comment:

anunmaker said...

I wish you could have come down for the January Spin-In...it has been awesome! Love the buttons...and your hand spun is beautiful.