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Monday, August 20, 2007

My Bossie...

I'm a little rushed today...errands to run.... On with the saga of my hand spinning adventures...



This is my first smaller sized yarn. I am working toward the size that when plied will be sock yarn, then I want to do sweater yarn. Well, what a trial and error...grin After this was finished using the homemade spindle, I thought perhaps I could (maybe) do better with a professionally made spindle. Sooo.....

This is my Jonathan Bosworth Bird's Eye Maple spindle. This is what the lace weight yarn was spun on. Ask me if I love it...!!! In the background of the picture is a wrist distaff I made by braiding the first hand spun yarn (Hobby Lobby stuff...ughhh). I had wondered about them and thought..."How could that help?"... Well, it's wonderful. I have to make a real one now with some weights on the ends because I have to stop and unwind the roving, but still... it keeps the roving from swaying in the air conditioning and getting caught in the spinning. It also keeps plenty on hand...

Gotta run...

1 comment:

Jo said...

I haven't spindle spun much lately, and I never tried the distaff...but it sounds like it is really a good idea for holding the roving. I'll have to look up a pattern for one. I guess you can weight the ends with some chunky beads?