I am a spinner!
Yes, my friends, I can finally call myself a spinner (not to be confused with a Spinner—I won't be there for a while). Behold, my very first handspun.
some leftover singles added for scale
Actually, I finished this nearly a week ago, but I realized almost immediately that I had overplied it. (Ack—beginner's mistake!) After mulling it over for a day or so, I decided to run the yarn back through the wheel to remove some of the twist. No one could have been more surprised than I that it actually worked. The yarn is now fairly balanced.
It's so hairy!With that yarn finished, I decided to treat myself to something from the other end of the softness spectrum. I'm now spinning up some Ashland Bay merino I bought at Heritage Arts a few weeks ago.
my blue period continues
Wow, after the Icelandic wool, this stuff is like buttah! Oh merino, how I love thee.
And now for something completely different... Here's a shot of the flowers the Professor gave me for our anniversary.