Monday, August 11, 2008
Spin Me Right Round
And... should I dye them? I could reprise the Kool-Aid Casserole project of 2006 (ably blogged by Steven). I figure there's a hat in there.
I could, of course, just save the first handspun as an artifact, as many people do. Or, I could mail it to Steven (he mailed me his first knitted swatch, which is made out of a super unattractive shade of aqua - I'd photograph it but it's rainy outside just now).
In other spinning news, look at this beautiful spindle that Anne sent me!
MDSW a few months ago and she was shopping for a wheel that day. Little did I know I'd be following so close behind. This spindle has a carved vine twining its way up the shaft, and the whorl looks like a flower. I haven't mustered the courage to spin the beautiful fiber sample she included. I'm supposed to bring the spindle to my next spinning lesson and we'll give it a whirl.
If Kelley Petkun can spindle during meetings, will I be far behind?
(Update on the work sock soon... I'm an hour or two from finishing the pair.)