Yesterday I said I was excited about getting some fibre to spin and my online order from Fibre Hut arrived today: all these gorgeous blue shades of combed merino: 100g each of Denim, Cornflower and Dreamy (a light baby blue) and a collection called Ocean – 25g in each of ten blue and aqua shades.
I chose one of the minis in navy and spun this bobbin. I think it’s much more consistent than yesterday’s attempt.
I got really into spinning this – the minutes just melted away. Spinning is just so relaxing!
When I’d finished spinning this fibre I decided to try plying it with the white I spun yesterday. For this I needed to improvise a Lazy Kate (something to hold the bobbins) – I used a couple of old knitting needles pushed through the box the Electric Eel Wheel Nano came in.
Plying the two yarns together involves the wheel turning in the opposite direction from spinning – you just flick the switch on the the machine.
This is the result. Stripy yarn!
My first mini skein of hand spun yarn……and a great sense of achievement!