I’ve seen this floating around for a while, I’ve passed over it for a couple of years. This year apparently is the summer of challenges. For the tour de fleace I’m learning to spin. I have no goal other then actually making something that I can knit. It doesn’t even have to be enough to knit anything big, just enough that I can cast on and I’ll be happy.
I bought a bottom whorl drop spindle from my favorite yarn
pushers store. The gleam in their eyes was positively gleeful when I said I was there to pick up spinning tools.
I have an apointment on Saturday to take my first lesson (and probably pick up more rovings…).
In true JadedKnitter style I couldn’t wait that long, I went home and pulled up my favorite youtube channels and gave it a go. It’s lumpy & bumpy in places but mostly consistent.
I should have used a smaller and much less brightly coloured leader, but it was handy.
This is the 20 gms of rovings that I picked up on Saturday, 10 grms of merino and 10 of something really soft.
And this is the never ending aeolian shawl. I only have 6 more rows. Unfortunately I’m well over the 1000 sts mark.
Back to the needles I go, I’m not going to do anything else until I’ve got this one done!