Tuesday, September 18, 2007

And the world just keeps on spinning

It seems that I have recently had the privilege and joy to do several spinning demonstrations. I first started at the local state fair in August. Then I did an all day demo at my church. Each year we have whats called Round Up Sunday. This is an all day kick off for the fall and winter activities. First I brought my wheel and spun during services and then in a tent after. We usually have around 1000 to 1500 people attend that day. I'm not sure what the final number was but I do know I had lots of questions. I did learn that its best to spin a very colorful roving when you are demonstrating, it helps to get people excited about spinning. So the first skein below was the skein I did at church. I the roving what one I got from Spunky fiber in the fiber a month subscription. I can't remember what the wool is but I have to say I really like how it turned out.
The second skein is 4 ounces of superwash that I also got from Spunky fiber. I spun the majority of it at the Great Basin Fiber Festival in Salt Lake City last weekend. I will talk more about that soon. Anyway the real exciting thing is that I came up with 360 yards. Enough to knit a pair of socks. I have never spun superwash, I didn't find it much different then regular wool. I can't wait to knit this up.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Both of them look divine. Please rememebr to post pictures of the socks when you actually make them.