Tuesday, July 11, 2006


This comment applies to:

1) Finally leaping into the 21st century and buying a digital camera
2) Learning to spin yarn on a drop spindle.


Yes I know it's not much to look at, and it's even less to hold...but I'm proud of it (and I can easily see this becoming an addiction). I purchased a learn to spin kit off ebay (another first, ebaying) which has 2 spindles, 10 different kinds of fiber (.5 oz each), some hand lotion (which I discovered is very much needed when spinning) and some extras that my seller graciously included. Well it was waiting for me when I got home last night and this is what I managed to produce in an hour or so.

Corridale down, alpaca, llama, merino, bamboo, cotton, etc etc etc to go!


Diane said...

Found my way here through Craftster...

I find it amusing that you first say you've leapt into the 21st century, and then you say you've learned to use a drop spindle. Oh, the dichotomy!

I've just learned to spin, too. I'm using alpaca, though. It's a lot fuzzier as yarn than is your Corridale. (Or maybe I'm just not spinning it right!)

Chantelle said...

haha, the dichotomy indeed.

thanks for stopping by, I haven't tried spinning alpaca yet. I spun some llama last week and it was a bit more challenging to spin because the threads are shorter.

I don't really know what the "right" way to spin is, I'm just winging it and happy if I don't end up with a tangled mess at the end of it all!