|The ball at the back incorporated my first green bobbin. The one at the front, I was getting a bit better.|
I may have mentioned a while back that I finally, after years of dreaming and desiring... learned to spin? The first time sitting before the object of my fantasizing, I fumbled around with the green merino wool that was graciously provided by the friend that loaned me the wheel. When it finally clicked, I had 'wasted' quite a bit of it. Now I had the sable colored shetland that I purchased from another friend's stash which I spun up with a bit more finesse. (Those of you who are experts at the craft can stop laughing at me now!) Next it was time to ply.
I took a couple of weeks to consider this. As a rule, when it comes time to bind the quilt, frame the drawing, seam the knitting... I lose interest. It takes major self discipline to finish a project. So it was that I allowed the yarn to wait so long on the bobbins without my attempting to ply. Yesterday I watched a you tube video and did it. As simple as that! It was so much fun... I really love spinning more than anything else I've ever done. Mainly because I actually love every step, keeping in mind of course that I don't sheer my own sheep nor clean and card my own wool (yet). :)
I spun my own yarn, did you hear me? I did it! Next, I quickly grabbed my needles and this pattern, because it seemed it would be forgiving of my nubby beginner's yarn.
|I used the 'bad ball' for this hat and I was right.|
The pattern didn't mind at all!
Greet my sweet little wood nymph... The gracious Erin who posed for her mama in a woolen bonnet on a hot summers day...
joining Ginny's Yarn Along