Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spinning Yarn


I finished the first skeins on the new Joy sliding hook flyer!  Can you see how much more the bobbins hold! 

I have 457 yards in these two skeins.  This is about 7 ounces of corriedale cross,  spun into fingering weight yarn.
 I still have lots more roving to spin! Yippee!
I had gone to bed last night, forgot something and headed back to the kitchen and found this going on in  my absence.........he reached up and grabbed the leader yarn;
and laid down and moved the treadles........I can't wait to see if there is a pile of spun gold in the morning!    (There wasn't...!)        
I finished knitting the Bronte's Mitts, washed and blocked them. 
Oh, I wish I could describe how soft and silky the alpaca yarn makes these!  Just luxurious!

3 comments:

  1. Lovely yarn...and the mitts are pretty, they must be for someone really special! :)

    PD definitely exemplifies the proverbial curious cat!

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  2. Wow! A spinning cat - how cool would that be?

    Lovely yarn you have there. And the mitts are sweet! Do you need mitts in Florida?

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  3. Aren't sliding hook flyers the best? One of the nicest things about my Fricke wheel. Got me spoiled for anything else though. It does look like it holds more!

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