here’s the first handspun from the new wheel – well, the second, really, as the first was too terrible to show in public. it’s a bit thick & thin (that is to say, inconsistent!) but the plying is much better on this one – i think i’m beginning to get the hang of it.
i thought knitting was soothing – all that repetitive movement & concentration – but it’s got nothing on spinning. it’s (to get a bit hippy-trippy) almost meditative – the feeling of soft merino fibres sliding smoothly through your fingers, the whirring sound of the wheel spinning, the rhythmic treadling… it’s so relaxing, i could almost drift off.

3 Responses to drowsy

  1. soCherry 30/06/2006 at 10:33 am #

    oohh! wow! so pretty – I’m very impressed.

    Not sure how strong my resolve will be a t Woolfest – I may come home with a spinner myself!

    see you soon
    happy spinning!
    Elaine x

  2. tigerlilith 30/06/2006 at 12:10 pm #

    well you’re welcome to come visit & have a spin if you want to try before you buy! 🙂 xo

  3. Midsummer night's knitter 02/07/2006 at 8:03 pm #

    Wow – that is some fabulous spinning. Must’ve had a really great teacher ;0)

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