August 7, 2018

Getting Back to Drop-Spinning

This is something I used to enjoy doing a lot before my hand issues started, and now I’m finally able to do it again. I’m working at getting the yarn thickness more even. It’s one of those things where practice helps, but pacing myself is important so I don’t overdo it. If I can knit again someday, that will be a good way to use some of the yarn, but in the meantime I’m looking at trying some simple weaving. The brown wool skeins were spun from undyed Romney sheep roving, and the pink in progress is from dyed Merino sheep roving. Merino wool has a good length for drafting to spin, and it’s my favorite to work with!

10 comments:

  1. Hey the comment box worked this time. :) I think your drop spinning looks pretty good. I guess the varying thickness doesn't bother me at all. And the colors are really pretty, especially the pink. Stay cool. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Your yarn looks nice. It will be great for weaving. I am excited to see what you make.

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  3. yeah we can post comments again--lovely picture of your pretty yarn Barbara-I am so happy you are able to spin again-love both colors-I agree merino is really nice to spin I am working on this bag of baby alpaca and I am not super happy with it-allot of spots along the roving will not draft out-like it had gotten felted somehow-alpaca is usually really nice to spin

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  4. Absolutely lovely spinning. This is something I have NEVER tried, so I think you and Kathy are on a roll here. Beautiful work, really!

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  5. Your yarn looks fantastic! I think this is such a wonderful thing to spin your own yarn.. I am impressed!
    Hugs Susi

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  6. Wow, is there no end to your talents! Your spinning looks fabulous and I love the colours especially the brown šŸ˜. Happy Wednesday! J šŸ˜Š x

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  7. Oh I am so happy you revisited this craft. I'm sure it made you happy.
    xx, Carol

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  8. Hi Sorry but I just saw where you left a comment. I'll try to do better.

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  9. I love the pink, and the brown too-but that pink is very beautiful. Glad you are back to doing this!

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  10. I'm so happy for you that you're able to spin again. The yarn looks great! Have fun weaving!

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