Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring Spinning

It seems this spring has not only attacked me with terrible allergies but also the spinning bug. When the temperature warms up I throw off my blankets and cuddling cats. This of course frees up the full range of my arms for spinning duty.

I clearly still have no idea what I am doing but I am having fun doing it. This yarn is still quite twisted. Is it possible that it is over spun and over plied? Or did it just not spend three months on my niddy noddy? Here is hoping a good bath will relax all the over crimp out of it.

Well it is less crimped but still much shorter than the older fiber on the left. I guess it is time to research what thwacking is and what it does for yarn. Plus it is fun to say, thwack.

See all that crimp? Do you think I am over compensating for my straight as a board hair with this yarn? Yeah do too.

And on the other side of the color rift, we have yowsa that is some bright yarn!

I wanted to wash my first and second spinning attempts, but I think Gus may have claimed them as his personal stash since I can not find them. Probably how he spends his day, gently patting the yarn and giggling his maniacal kitty laugh.


  1. You can steam yarn to "straighten" it out. Get your kettle rolling and hold the skein pulled out and pass it back and forth over the steam.

  2. It's beautiful!