So, two things happened from feeling let down about not having my class yesterday. I had dug out the drop spindle the night before, but couldn’t remember how to operate the thing… so yesterday I went on-line and got some hints. (the second thing is at the bottom of the post)
I spun up the remains of the polypay fleece I had. This is not especially nice fleece, it cost all of $2 for a kitchen trash bag full, the fibers seem a bit short, it smells lanoliny (which I like), but it was what I had to work with.
(sorry for the pic quality, it was the least fuzzy of the bunch)
You can see here that my spindle is rather small (though lovely), and there’s a lot of kink in the single. I was doing S-twists (counter-clockwise) because that was the only way I could get my hands to work the spindle.
I think I have 4 or so small plum sized balls. Some are Z twist, some are S. I may make tiny xmas stockings for somebody’s tree with this (maybe).
Then I moved on to Meg’s fleece (she of the pig story). Meg gave me a gallon ziplock with some fleece from her housemate’s sheep… half natural white and half natural charcoal.
that’s it for the charcoal!
Hmmmm…. maybe I’ll brush out the dogs and play with some of that…
The other thing I did yesterday was some ‘retail therapy’. I spent $4. I was at the Salvation Army store.
a rather ugly sweater that I think can be felted into a bag; a too long skirt that is comfortable and not the color of mud that I will shorten; and a great bag.
Happy Easter if you’re celebrating!