Monday, March 06, 2006
Well I have been having a ball with the new spinning wheel. Although it did take me a couple of days to get used to the ratio. My older double drive didn't have the ratio that the Fricke has, so I needed to get used the speed of it. I will be attending a workshop later this month with Cat Bordhi and I thought I would spin up some yarn for it. The purple skein I plan to use for a felted moebius bag we will be making,and the green, pink and old roving I hope to use for a moebius. I will need 200 yards so I hope I will have enough for it. I will also need some sock yarn for the workshop, I'm not sure if I will use handspun or some that I have in my stash. I did hand dye the roving. My daughters are beginning to work on their 4H projects for the year. One is to learn to spin on a wheel. They already know how to spin on a drop spindle and they do a wonderful job. Yesterday we dyed some roving with Easter egg dyes, so while they were working on that I decided to dye this roving. I used these little cups of dye that I have had for a while. I'm not sure what they are but the colors are just wonderful. I will post a picture of the finished yarn when I'm done.