frustrated with my knitting…

I don’t know what it is, but I haven’t been happy with anything I’ve been trying to knit lately.

So I’m doin’ other stuff …

Remember this fiber?

This is from the Hello Yarn Fibre Club – Toxic – I think it was the November selection.

Well, it had a bit of an identity crisis so it ended up being this:

Toxic, dyed by Hello Yarn

My first singles yarn! :D

and this:

which was plied with my new spindle:

Isn’t it purty? This was my 2nd choice when I was looking at spindles last year. It’s a Kundert – Cedar whorl, walnut shaft. It weighs 1.2 ounces. I like it and it spins nice, but my kokopelli spindle is still my favorite. Now… which spindle shall I get next. ;)

Stay tuned to see what other stuff I’ve been doin’ :D

finally spinning my spindle…

spinning my spindle

I finally started spinning one of the fibers I got from the Hello Yarn Fiber Club. This is the November 2007 fiber – Superwash Corriedale Wool Top. It’s called ‘Toxic’. It has a longer staple than merino, which took some getting used to. I’ve read that Merino is harder for beginner’s to spin because of it’s short staple, but I never had issues with Merino. I think this fiber is more of a challenge.

I started out with a goal of spinning singles but part way through, I decided I wanted a 2 or 3-ply. So I put the singles on a tp roll and have started again. (Talk about fiber with an identity crisis. ;) )

I totally had another post in mind when I found all these photos of my camera.

Enjoy! :)