Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I Have A Roving Eye

Roving you say? Why is there dyed roving in my house?

Because of this! (Wheee!! Aren't new toys grand???)

Yup, I'm doing the spinning thing now. I bought my wheel on Friday. It's a Lendrum Double Treadle, and I am having tons of fun plying, um, playing with it. Lendrum wheels are Canadian made (like me), and I found a distributor who lives about half an hour from where I live. She has just started up her home-based business, so if you're interested, send me an email, and I'll give you her number.

You're also getting a few shots of my new yarn room here, but I'll talk about that in a later post. Look, up on the line. See the little white skein hanging proudly between that other more grown up looking spun yarn (not mine). The little white skein is my very very first ever bit of yarn spun by me on my new wheel.

My second and third attempts have had lots of things done to them, so I'll post about those later. Then I dyed some roving in a version of my new colorway Blue Agate Beauty.

Then I got really cheeky and tried spinning some fine yarn. See spool posing next to that gorgeous little sheep (thanks, T!). I plan to spin some more fine later on and then attempt to ply two strands together.

I've done some more things with that Blue Agate roving. You'll just have to stay tuned on that. And if you look back at the photo of the wheel, you'll see Blue Agate chunky on the bobbin.

Benne likes my hams, so I told her I'd post a photo of Daisy enjoying H's cuddly new sweater.

You've probably figured out that my shop is open again. Here is a new pair of mitts I just listed in some more luscious Hobbeldehoy yarn. This one is called HoneyCake.


Raven said...

Nice looking wheel and lovely rovings. You have such a good eye for colour.

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Yay for Lendrums! I love mine to death!! Can't wait to see what else you spin and dye up! :)

benne said...

Oh, man, are you having fun or what? Congrats on your new toy and your first spinning efforts. I think you'll be a whiz on the wheel. Kind of like your sweet hammies. HA! I crack myself up sometimes.

jayne said...

Hi raven! (waves)

Hi gadabout knitter -- thanks for stopping by. I keep hearing wonderful things about Lendrums.

Hi benne, glad you saw the ham-for-you :) And hee hee, I've been thinking of myself as a girl with a wheel, just like my two furry girls.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jayne, congratulations with your Wheel! Maybe we should start a spinning group? You get more inspiration when you work in groups.

insubordiknit said...

OMG! look at your awesome room! It's so lovely and organized and so full of yarn! I even see some of my tags hanging out!

and yes, the lendrum is the best wheel ever. I love mine.