Monday, 6 August 2012

Snoopydog spins!

Good evening to you! Thanks for calling in. I've had a lovely day today with my good friend Snoopydog. You may remember back in April of last year when Snoops came up for a visit and a play around on my spinning wheel. She ended up buying herself a wheel, but hadn't really done much with it, being a little afraid of 'not getting it right'. I know that feeling very well, as it took me around a year to actually pluck up the courage to start spinning and not worry about what my yarn looked like. We started the day with a natter and a mug of tea, then before we knew it, it was lunch time! The chocolate cup cakes were rather yummy and gave us energy to tackle an afternoon of spinning.

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To start off with, Snoops practised on some undyed BFL, but before long, was ready to have a little play with some dyed fibre. The bobbin flew around while Oscar, the dog, lay ignored at Snoops' feet.

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I was really impressed with how fine the spun yarn was - I reckon it's going to ply up as a laceweight! Amazing for a new spinner. I can't wait to see the finished skein.

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I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my fibre giveaway. You've not got very long to enter now, if you haven't already done so. See you tomorrow! xxx

6 comments:

sapphireblue said...

What a pretty doggie! The chocolate cupcake looks yummy!

Christine65 said...

I'm drumming up the courage to start spinning 500g of North Ronaldsay to knit into a cardigan. I don't want to mess it up, so I keep putting it off!

Lynne said...

Oooo!! That looks fab. The thought of spinning scares me! And I do like the colour of the yarn. :)

Claire said...

I'm spinning with a drop spindle at the moment but the yarn I'm getting is definitely 4ply to chunky and all stops between with some fairly impressive slubs :) Think I need to work on it a bit more before trying larger amounts. I'm currently working with 20g samples.

knitting sandwich said...

love that picture of oscar helping snoops spin!
what a fun visit you two had!!
-melissa

knitting said...

that sounds like an absolutely ideal day to spend together! what fun!
-cmvs