Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Slow Spinning.

Spinning wool is a rythmical slow series of steps. We don't have sheep of our own nor do we sheer the wool so my steps start with aquiring a fleece.

The fleece is easier to spin once the fibers have been processed . I'm hand combing into fluff.

My first sample was light and fluffy. Good for hats , mittens and maybe lace but I'm thinking of making a sweater. The patterns I seem to like require a firmer yarn so a second sample.

Sample  number 2 is spun from the end closest to the sheeps skin. It produced a firmer smoother yarn. Better for garments.

NOW  I'm off to find the box of knitting needles to test the new yarn.

Meanwhile the slow steps of combing the wool confinues.

What are you woring on ? I hope it makes you happy.  Terry


Rachaeldaisy said...

The whole wooly process fascinates me. The way it goes from airy fluff to being a smooth yarn seems magical. I hope your knitting sample goes as you want it to.

Nat Palaskas said...

I love spinning and should get back to it again now that the weather is cooling down. At the moment I'm working on online workshop stuff - Hugs

Nanette said...

I haven't done any spinning, I admire your patience and focus to get just the right yarn for your project. I a have a beanie on the needles, and 3 more planned for 3brothers and their sister.