Thursday, January 22, 2015

A whirl and a twirl #spindling

Finished single ply yarn
Most of you know that in addition to writing, and reading, I like to do a little crafting from time to time.

I know I've been working on it for a long time because I first showed it to you in December in my I Haven't Forgotten You post, however, I am pleased to report that I just finished spinning my fourth top on my drop spindle.

Unlike the previous attempts I showed you in that earlier post, this is the first one I've managed to spin that is on the thin side, like normal yarn. The thicker yarns are considered to be art yarns. I am very pleased with how this has turned out.

I haven't plied it yet - still trying to decide whether I want to ply it on itself, or with something else. I think I'd like to ply it with something that is close to the bluish color in it - but you have to look close to see it - and maybe something shiny.

Filling up my drop spindle
What do you think? What would you ply it with?

Braided wool tops
In the meantime I have just begun playing with my new Turkish Drop Spindle that Santa brought me for Christmas. I must have been a very good girl. Teeheehee.

Turkish Drop Spindle

Do you do any crafting? What are your hobbies? Got a blog of your own? Please tell me in the comments. Feel free to post the link to your blog - NO sales or spam links please.

Bonus points for pictures of your hobbies or suggestions for plying.

1 comment:

  1. Well, we haven't talked in a while, so I'm curious... What did you end up doing? Did you ply it with itself for something else?