Sunday, 20 April 2008

Sunday Spinning

I *heart* spindle spinning. And I am obsessed with spindles, so much so that despite having only spun a skein on a spindle once (well it produced two skeins I suppose) I have 4 spindles... I got a new one today, she is so cute and small. She is for laceweight and I'll call her Tiger (not original, the tag talks about Tiger Mountain near issaquah WA...). I tried out a little fiber on her and wow is it so nice (so is the fiber - Blue Faced Lister)

And a close up of course - note the tiger stripes

I mainly spun on another spindle today though. I think it is white alpaca. I don't think I like the alpaca as much as the BFL. It is very slippery and there is white fiber everywhere from it sort of flaking off. I don't know what I'll do with the yarn but I have now remembered why I love to spin.

I tried spinning on a wheel once and wow was it hilarious. I really couldn't get it going at all. But I figure eventually I will succumb to the allure of the wheel. I can see how it would be nice to have more product for an afternoon of spinning.
Oh and by the way, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Freakin' Calgary weather, I swear spring is like a little kid at a window sticking its tongue out at you. I grew up in northern Ontario, I know cold weather. I can handle cold weather. But this swinging from 20oC (68 F) to -24oC (-11F with wind chill) is not cool. I wish it would either stay cold or stay warm, stupid chinooks. By the way, the above picture was taken just after it started snowing. I think we got over 5 cm yesterday, more today and still some to come tomorrow. Predictions say 7oC (45F) on Saturday... Here's hoping.

3 comments:

BC said...

Holy Batman your weather stinks!

emma said...

I'm scared to try spinning, mostly because I suspect I will really like it and then will really have no time left for anything!

emma said...

Are you being slammed by finals right now?