The first week of Tour de Fleece is over! !
I have more pics but here’s what I have on my phone right now.
This one is the Ashland’s 100% merino. I’m spinning this on my Kiwi and just finished the 2nd bobbin.
This one is on the borrowed Traditional wheel. The red dyed corriedale from Louet. See how much thinner this single is compared to the Kiwi single??? Amazing.
Unfortunately, lack of TLC has left this wheel a bit damaged. Right now, the bearing? part seems to be a little warped and it’s not holding the bobbin right. If I try to adjust, it drops the bobbin .. will need a lot of love and replacements if someone buys it.
Will update more pics soon!
I have better photos, I promise-!
But remeber what I was spinning few days ago? This is 2-ply light fingering weight yarn now. 50% merino and 50% bamboo. Looks very pretty and I’m really happy how it all came out.
Spinning definitely has its learning curve. I am becoming more and more comfortable with my Kiwi wheel and I have been thinking about buying a more expensive wheel but decided over last weekend to just stay with my wheel for a while. I love the simplicity of this wheel. It’s all wood, looks very lovely, spins almost anything, and c’mon, how can you part with that little sweet kiwi bird on the treadle.
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Tagged ashford, bamboo, fiber, kiwi, Knitting, merino, spinning, tdf2013, tourdefleece, wool, yarn, yarnchefspin
I look quite happy here on my Ashford Kiwi.
Since we moved into our new home, unpacking and re-organizing, ordering new furniture, 2 housewarming parties, etc took me away from spinning a bit.
Well yesterday, I got out my spinning wheel from my knitting studio (also a guest room and we will have our first guest tonight so I better get to cleaning when I get home!). It was 85 degrees in Irvine yesterday but our home gets a pretty good draft when we open all the windows. It was really really relaxing, and as you can see, Candy agrees!
I think Candy really loves the sound of the wheel turning. I’m so afraid that the wheel might hurt her small 6.8 lb body but she prefers sitting really close to it and taking a long nap. I might have to build a case for the wheel!
The fiber is now defunct Yarn Chef / Yarn Chef Spin and I got this when they had the g0ing-out-of-business sale. Well the website says that they might reopen in 2014 so HOPEFULLY they come back because I just LOVE the colors here!
I’m working on the second bobbin now. This will be a 2-ply yarn so should be fairly quick.
This is such a dream to spin. It’s a shame that Yarn chef has closed her shop this year. if you have any Yarn Chef fiber you don’t plan to use send them my way hehehehe
Loving the colors and the bamboo makes it slightly shiny. This is going to a gorgeous shawl.
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Tagged bamboo, design, fiber, handdyed, handknit, handspun, JDKnitter, jeanchungdesigns, knitmoregirls, Knitting, merino, shawl, spakal, spinning, yarnchef