Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Now we're getting places...

...as my mum says when progress is being made - usually related to tidying!

Last night I managed to turn some of this Mixed Shetland from Wingham Wool day:

Into this:


which is the first time I've felt a bit of pride in my spinning. I can see an improvement - still not perfect, but I'm not sure I'm aiming for perfection - I like a bit of imperfection in some areas - it adds - em... character. It was much easier to spin that anything I'd tried before with a longer staple length and I love how the natural colours entwine together to make an interesting single. (I'm still not au fait with all the correct spinning terminology, so please bear with me!) I also love how the top photo looks a bit like a massive lock of hair - my father-in-law (Granda Gerry) who's a wigmaker by profession - might be able to rustle up something attractive from it!

5 comments:

alabama whirly said...

It made me think of some exotic french wig ala Marie Anotinette in the top pic and the bottom one just makes me squeal *sheep*
I love the naturalness of it too.mmmmmm

anna said...

the spinning's so impressive! it's a lovely combination of colours too.
my SQ skeins arrived today (I managed not to maul the postman in eagerness!) and they're just gorgeous and cheer me up every time i look over at them. now for the decisions as to what to make with them..! thanks again.

justclaire said...

I think it looks lovely. Well done you! My spinning still has "character" and I've been doing it for nearly two years now :)

Debs said...

The yarn looks lovely - where did you get the mixed shetland fibre from?

Skein Queen said...

Mixed Shetland was from Wingham Wool workshop/shopping spree on Sunday.