Friday, January 31, 2014

First fibers.

 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.

After a few days I went to storage and got the rest of my fiber and got to work.
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.

And here is how my last bit of spinning turned out. :)

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!