Monday, April 30, 2007

Newbie to Weekend Whirls

Hi! I'm a newbie to the blog. Been lurking for a couple of weeks, and just love perusing the entries and visiting everyone's regular blogs. I've been spinning for about a year, with about a two month lull during that time. I stupidly thought that I had too many hobbies, and in an effort to cut back, sold my Ashford Joy and all things fibery. After about six weeks or so, I found myself reading the spinning blogs again, thinking I could survive by partaking of bits and pieces online. And having it suffice. Hahahahahaha. Pretty soon I was tearing the house apart, looking for my spindle, and damn, I knew that I had saved a little bit of fiber somewhere. Spindle spinning is nice, and was how I got started spinning, but there is nothing like a good zen state wheel spin. Bought me another Ashford Joy, and then about a month after that I bought a Majacraft Rose. I love the Joy, but I'm mad about the Rose. The bobbin size is to die for, and the plying set is the cat's meow. I love to knit, but I swear I'd spin even if I didn't. Here's the latest - a pic of Spunky Eclectic's latest fiber club called Dandy Lions, about 8.5 ounces spun 2ply:





And a close up just because I love closeups, lol:






6 comments:

Madame Purl said...

These are gorgeous colors. Beautiful spinning.

Julie said...

Blue yellow and green seems to be just up my alley at the moment, the yarn looks fab!

judy said...

Nice soft twist. The yarn is lovely.

Artis-Anne said...

Lovely yarn and such lovely colours :)

cyndy said...

Nice yarn! Love the colors and the name!

elizabeth said...

That's beautiful! I'm so glad you got your wheel back (and then some!). :o) I have a Rose too and I love love love it.