Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's not easy being green............

Believe it or not, I actually managed to accomplish some spinning yesterday. You will remember, some time back, that I received a couple of lovely hand dyed rovings from a fellow RN over in Germany? Remember, she was being held captive against her will in order to make my story more interesting? If you don't remember then you simply need to read the blog more often! Here's a recap of the roving if you missed it.

**OMG - I just looked up fellow RN's profile on Rav and today is her birthday!!! Happy Birthday Heather!!!! How nice that I have posted about your roving on your birthday!!**

I started spinning "Kermie" and finished it yesterday. Am I entirely happy with the roving - YES! Am I entirely happy with my spinning - NO! It seems that a brand new spinner may NOT take a 3 month spinning hiatus without dire consequences. This isn't terrible but it is nowhere near as smooth as I would like. Of course, towards the end of the roving I was getting the hang of it better and it was starting to go better. So, I shall begin the next batch shortly lest I lose the "umpf" of spinning this fiber. Here are the two bobbins I spun yesterday. I will be plying them, but not until Thursday probably.



I find merino a little "stitcky" to spin with. Anyone else??? I think it is just because I learned to spin on alpaca and have done most of my spinning with alpaca which tends to slide much more easily through the fingers.

Tomorrow - we have to head to the ATL. Mr. Man has an appointment at the VA and then there is Sam's shopping, visiting my mom for a bit, visiting my dad for a bit and visiting a friend who just had a birthday. So, a busy day ahead tomorrow! Luckily, this time we don't have to leave the house at 4:30AM like we did last Wednesday when we went to Atlanta! UGH.........that was painful.

7 comments:

slb103 said...

I agree with you about the difference in the alpaca and the wool. I spun up a bunch of alpaca and went back to some merino and felt like have to learn all over again. Thanks I do enjoy reading your blog.
sarah

slb103 said...

I agree with you about the difference in the alpaca and the wool. I spun up a bunch of alpaca and went back to some merino and felt like have to learn all over again. Thanks I do enjoy reading your blog.
sarah

Channon said...

Very pretty. I must get around to buying a wheel, and it's been about three months since my spinning classes, so I'm sure I'll all but start from scratch...

Jet LeBlanc said...

Those are gorgeous! So far, I've had no luck with merino. BFL is my fiber of choice, but probably only because it's so easy to handle and I have to most experience with it. Merino tends to fall apart on me.

Heather said...

Wow..that'll teach me to take a day off reading my blog feeds! I'm so impressed! You did my fiber proud. Thank you thank you! What a birthday treat!

Heather

theyarnwhisperer said...

Is Mr. Man ok? Why the hell did you have to get up at 0430 last Wednesday to go to the ATL?
I have to get my cortisone shot tomorrow to try to fix my bum knee. Owie!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i agree with theyarnwhisperer...o...never mind...the miliary...as long as my dad was in the army and as much involvement i've had with the medicine thereof, you get and take any appointment that is given!

o, i stopped at the shots in the knee...yes, i do have a bad knee(s) but past shooting...and i have pt tomorrow...new trick...after 60 + years, we are going to teach my shoulders to relax (ha)...hey but maybe if it works i'll have a neck! what would be like to no longer be a noneck kid?