It seems that once again I have woven myself into boredom. I have immersed myself in it for about 3 months now (if not longer). I warped and re-warped on Sunday and cut it off just to re-warped again. Good thing it doesn't take much yarn to warp up my tapestry loom. Anyway I seem to be totally uninspired. Sooooo...
I started spinning up some cotton on my spinning wheel. When I dug out all of my stash it turns out that, by my standards at least, I have plenty to spin and play with. The real shame of it is that when I wove the piece for my periwinkle handbag it had to be smaller than I wanted because I THOUGHT I ran out of periwinkle yarn. Technically I did run out of the yarn, but I had a huge bag of more of the roving that I could have spun up. I just kept procrastinating on bringing the spinning wheel down out of the attic. Anyway in the pictures that follow you will see that I do indeed have alot more of it. The spool that you see spun is probably less than 1/2 of the roving. YEAH!
The I decided to practice on some ginned, but not combed, cotton fiber. I did a whole lot of it when I got the wheel, but it seems I have lost my knack for it. I even 'teased' up a basket of it and it was still a pain. More practice needed.
My friend KraftyMax sent me some beautiful semi precious donut's to make myself some new spindles. Unfortunately for the moment I am without proper dowels to fit the whole. Carol, think roommate, is very sick so Home Depot is still a few days away. I thought I would really enjoy the beauty when I spin on them...I really want one that isn't homemade for some reason, and those stones will make it look custom made for me! I love spindle spinning and since I am hoping for some spin workshops in the future they will no doubt come in handy.
Then I rediscovered a blogger that I love to read. She is the Yarn Harlot and if you are at all fiber oriented and have a sense of humor you must go and check her out. If I am correct she wrote the book called Stitch-n-bitch. Great lady! She has just about convinced me that I need to pick up my knitting...remember weave un-inspired. Maybe not socks though, maybe a shawl of some sort. Maybe even cotton. We are in the south after all. Maybe even donate it to the "Prayer Shawl" group at Carol's church. If I even have the courage to pick up the needles. We all know that knitting is not my best thing.
I did take some pictures though so here they are!
This is the Kromski spinning wheel called the " Minstrel" .
This part of the spinning wheel is called the " Mother of All" .
Perwinkle and white cotton yarn!
Spinning wheel up close.
Proverbial Knitting basket!