Friday, June 13, 2014

Fiber Friday

This week has been all about the spinning - at least, more so than usual. First, I finally got the bulky flyer for my Ladybug wheel that I've been wanting and was able to ply the 3 singles of Nerd Girl BFL together into one mega-skein!
That was pretty exciting on its own, but the next big news item is the Louet Victoria spinning wheel (the one I borrowed last year for the Tour de Fleece and Spinzilla, in fact) which arrived on my doorstep on Wednesday. My craft room will be its forever home; it's official, I now own 2 awesome spinning wheels!
With it came some lovely spinning fibers, too: Cheviot and Jacob, which I have been dying to try ever since reading the rave reviews over on the Knitting Sarah blog, and more pretty Northern Lights Wool Top in Icy Winter, which you may remember from my spinning experiment last month in which I compared various fiber samples spun from both rolags and straight from the top.
I'm trying to save these fibers for either the Tour de Fleece or Spinzilla (which is why I didn't even open the bags to photograph them!), but that didn't stop me from starting a spinning project on my new wheel with some of the Cloudlover fiber I bought at YarnCon:
I think I'll be spinning rogue yet again for the Tour de Fleece, unless anyone can recommend a good team that I should join. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments!

Have a crafty weekend! 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, lovely wheel! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the ones you own. I predict that in the next year or two I'd like to update from my Babe and I haven't tried any other wheels yet.

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    1. Sounds like I should schedule a few spinning saturday posts....thanks for the suggestion, these are going into the blog queue!!

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