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.


BC said...

Holy Batman your weather stinks!

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous said...

Are you being slammed by finals right now?