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
I’m currently working on Yarn Chef’s 60% Merino/40% Bamboo fiber right now. The colors are gorgeous and bamboo is really pleasant to spin. I’m going to make this a 2-ply lace weight yarn for a shawlette. Question: when your flyer only came with one set/side of hooks, is there any way I can wind the yarn onto the bobbin more evenly? I decided to not get a WW for my Kiwi and instead just save the money for a Matchless later. Perhaps I should get a sliding hook flyer that was made for Kiwi 2?
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Tagged ashford, bamboo, etsy, handknit, handspun, kiwi, Knitting, merino, spinning, spinningwheel, yarn, yarnchef