Pay no attention to that hunk of thick in front of my pinch… I had not pinched for a sec, and well, you know what happens, the whole next 10 feet was twisted!
I spun for all of maybe 8 minutes? Deb says ‘this is wrong, nobody should spin like that the first time. I hate you’. Well, you know what will happen? When I do get a wheel, my spinning will totally suck. Or maybe not. I can totally see how this can become an obsessive thing. We told her it was because she is such a great teacher, the wheel must be kind to beginners, and it was easy fiber. Because her next
victim student also spun well!
I have too much yarn.
But I got a bit more.
The photo is doing this no justice. In my defense, it is for a 16 year old, whose birthday party I was going to that evening. It’ll be fingerless mitts for her, very turquoise/denim/blue, not ‘my’ colors, but they are beautiful. From Friends Folly Farm (I learned the spinners call her Pogo, though I don’t know why!). She has the most wonderful yarn, and fiber, for spinning, which I am not ready to do, yet.
The work in progress, given as a ninja gift (still on the needles) to said 16 year old was this,
she got them finished tonight. I pointed out the lacy (therefore girly?) eyelet on the cuff. I realized that these are somewhat camo colored. So her fists will be hidden as she smacks somebody (she’s a second degree tae kwon do black belt). Yarn from Amy… I got it out of her sale bin at the Fiber Frolic in June. That was one skein of chubby sock yarn, with quite a lot left over. Again, more or less the piano mitts… I like the eyelets and I like the way she does the thumb gusset. I typically do the gusset on the first needle, but this pattern does half of it on the first needle and the other half on the last.