Thursday, March 26, 2009

You Spin Me Right Round

With Spring Break here, I was finally able to get up to Hood River and visit Foothills Yarn & Fiber for the lesson that came with my spinning wheel.


My first skein.

I made yarn!

After setting the twist.

Ready to knit.



An apron for Audrey.


Harriet said...

Wow! It's... real... yarn! I can easily imagine how spinning could become addictive, with the easy repetitive motion and the whirring sound.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Harriet - it IS a very soothing occupation. I thought knitting was magical, turning yarn into clothes or toys, but starting with just wool and then getting that final end result, now that's truly magic.

Maryanne Stahl said...

very cool. and such a gorgeous blue.

you now need a pet alpaca.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Maryanne, that's exactly what I said when I got the wheel for Christmas - told my parents that next year they'd have to get me an alpaca to keep in the backyard!