Friday, May 25, 2007

As rustic as tree bark!

Consistency is a virtue that I apparently lack! Lace weight, worsted weight, bulky weight I can do it all and in the same skein! I want you to know how brave I am to even post this photo to the spinning world. I'm told that one day I will want to reproduce the 'firsts' of spinning and won't be able to. I know I am gullible but....

Notice the subtle hints of grey. I had some grey roving that's as soft as a Brillo pad and looks as good as the contents of a vacuum cleaner bag but hey.... it spun right up. Don't I have an eye for color? You want to see a fabulous first spun skein on a spindle no less? Check Nova's skills I wish she lived on my street! No, I'm not jealous nor defeated, I'm doing this thing! I've got you all holding my hand and walking me through. I am not alone!

6 comments:

Suzann said...

It looks great to me!

Did you ply it? I can't tell from the photo. Plying evens things out a lot.

cate said...

So you spun a "thick and thin". Spinners try to do that all the time and it takes too much concentration. Guess what? I can't do that when I am trying. So, YES, it is an extremely valuable skein. Cherish it. Once you can spin an even thread, it'll be hard to do a thick and thin. Make a potholder or something. Maybe a hotpad for your table. c

Probably Jane said...

Well I think it's lovely! I love the way you have presented it in the photo.

We're in this together!

Karin said...

I like the colors! And I think the thick thin would look great knitted on big needles! (Got some myself that I'm actually looking forward to using when I have time to knit for myself!)

Lisa said...

This looks AWESOME! The Kureyon I just finished using was thick then thin all over. You just made designer yarn! What does it feel like? Is it soft at all?

nova said...

Are you kidding?! That is a great first go, good job!