So, last year I met the lovely blogger from All she wants to do is knit and she kindly showed me how to spin. I didn’t succeed, but I loved it and decided to learn how to do it properly, one day.
In december, I took a spinning lesson. Loved it. But I wasn’t too sure about starting yet another hobby. So I put it aside, but it kept creeping back. Into my dreams, during dinner, at the grocery shop, I found myself thinking “could I spin that ?”.
So last saturday I bought a spindle in a lovely yarn shop in Paris.
My very first homespun yarn rom spinning class and my brand new spindle !
And I started spinning.
Fibers ! The white one adds texture, the grey one is so soft !
At first, it was really bad and I nearly gave up.
Those moments it looks great on the spindle, but turns out lousy once you’re done.
I tried again, and it was a bit better but still disappointing.
And this morning, I decided I wouldn’t do anything (except breakfast, because I’m french and I worship food.) before managing to spin a half-decent yarn.
Yesterday’s yarn was so loose, I spinned it again with a firmer twist. (Not very familiar with spinning vocabulary yet, you’ll have to help me out !)
Spun it again and turned out better.
Then I spun another yarn with the rest of fibers, again it was to loose so I re-twisted it and the result was a bit better :
Blurry picture of an uneven homespun yarn.
And then I spun those two yarn together with the andean method.
Loved this !
Two hours later, here it is. My precious, lovely, yarn. I love the pearly aspect, the mix of white and grey. I know it’s far from perfect but that feeling you get when you finally reach your goal is priceless.
Now, I’ve used up most of my fiber stash, so I need more fiber. Where do you buy your fibers ?