Friday, April 27, 2007
Another new spinner, yeah, I’m hooked
Kid Hollow BFL/mohair, yum
Hi All, I’ve been lurking for a few weeks, but finally wanted to say Hello, introduce myself, and maybe ask a newbie question or two.
I’m Margaret, in Charlottesville, VA, a knitter who’s been corrupted by the infectious good attitude of the knitting/spinning bloggers, particularly Margene. I was secretly hoping I would hate spinning as my stash is already unmanageable, but, no such luck.
I stopped at Holly Spring Homespun near Richmond on a wild hair for a drop spindle lesson March 7. Yes, this March. Y’all will be so proud of me, not even two months and I have three drop spindles, a wheel, and several pounds of fiber.
Rather than re-post, I’ll invite you over to my blog to see some drop spindling efforts, Fiber!, my brand new Louet Victoria, and my progress with her so far.
My question, since I’ve taught myself to chain (Navajo) ply, is about the size of the loops. How big should they be? Does it matter as long as you are consistent?
Thanks for the inspiration!