I've been hard at work trying to practice my spinning skills. Which I haven't used in a year.
Theres nothing like the cravings to spin as a deprived spinner with a new free wheel and NO FIBER.
Everything was in storage and had to wait a few days to find a ride over.
I was able to find a fluff in with my yarn. It was mostly felted and almost completely unusable. But I worked at it and this is what I got.
I spun it without the tension on. (still had to put that together and who has time for that)
Then plied it --->
Despite all it came out quite well.
Once again spun without the tension on.
Then plied that, and made fingerless gloves. ^_^
Uneven, and a bit lumpy, but wonderful.
Part of the challenge is finding ways of taking care of what needs to be done without the tools I lost in the move.
Behold! Setting the twist!
Fiber Macgyver time! Using bottles of body wash as weights.
It ended up though I needed more weight.
So added a towel and Mr. Timer Frog.
Which made once of my nieces day when she found him swinging on my yarn.
The black came out a little uneven but the red/pink came out really nice.
The kinks in the wheel have been worked out and works like a dream. :)
Now if the yarn is messed up I know its spinner oops and not the wheel. So I need to just keep practicing.
Stay crafty everyone!