Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Since I belong to a Spinning Guild I have been taking some chances. I threw caution to the wind and went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Show this past May. Now I have my sights set on the Fall Fiber Festival in early October. Being with other wool lusting women has been bad for my credit card but great for my feelings of accomplishment.

The Spinner's Guild that I belong to is having a fun challenge right now that will last until the Jan. '07 meeting. In June we brought 8 ounces of roving in a brown paper bag and set it in the middle of the floor. Each of us drew a number that corresponded with a number on a bag and took the bag home to spin. We have until the Sept. meeting to take the roving and bring back yarn. Then we will do the whole process all over again and come back in Jan. with either a hat, scarf or gloves. Here is the roving that I have been spinning over the last three days. I am almost finished. I still have to ply what I have already spun and have just a tad more to spin and then of course ply off. I love all the colors but they are staining my fingers.
I wanted to make the colors match up when plying but I haven't learned how to do that yet. Here is the first bobbin. I finished the second one earlier this afternoon while watching Judging Amy. I should have been vacuuming the living room, but who cares? I love how dark these colors are. They are so my colors. Do you think I can talk this person into letting me have her yarn instead of mine?


amanda cathleen said...

ooohhh... that is some lovely yarn! Fabulous colors, hope you are a fast talker! ; )

vlb5757 said...

I have been known to talk the bark off of a tree so maybe she will get tired and give in! I finished spinning the last portion but have to ply that and it will all be done. She paid $10 for the roving. I found her slip in the plastic bag the roving came in. So I will return that with it so she can remember where she bought it.