This is my new spinning wheel, a Kromski Minstrel. I love it. It was a birthday present from my husband who drove me to Webs in the middle of a snowstorm (two and a half hours away) so that he could surprise me with it. I love him too.
This is my first yarn. It's a mohair/merino blend and I practiced both drafting and plying and it's what I wound up with. It's a tiny little nugget but it hooked me. Wow. I love spinning. I need to thank Lucy at Mind's Eye Yarn in Cambridge for teaching me so much during my private spinning lesson. I will recommend her to anyone looking to expand their spinning skill set - she is a font of knowledge!
I've started to work with a brightly colored roving, just to see what it can do. I've chosen this 100% superwash merino in Seriously Citrus from Mad Color Fiber Arts. Isn't it crazy bright and so much fun?
|You can see it on yarn on Ravelry here.|
So far, I've got about a half of a bobbin full. I've decided to spin it up in colored sections - green, yellow, orange, pink, repeat. I figure I'll spin two bobbins filled with singles and then ply them together and see what happens. I hope that some sections of the final yarn will be solid colors and other sections will be marled. I can't wait to see though - it's an experiment.
Are you a spinner? What fiber dyers can you suggest? I'm looking for some fun colored superwash fibers to play with!