Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm a spinner

Pickett's Charge

A couple weeks ago my family went on a trip to a family wedding in Pennsylvania. We had quite an adventure, given that we're trying to do anything or go anywhere with a 3 year old and a 1 year old, but we did have a good time and we got everywhere we wanted to go safely and eventually. Part of our trip included going to visit the Gettysburg National Military Park, and as a souvenir of our visit I bought a drop spindle kit in the gift shop to teach myself to spin.


It came with a little fiber in two colors and I spun them into a continuous single, first one and then the other color. I wound the single off the spindle and into a center-pull ball, and then plied the center and outside strands together to get this:


I love how it looks! It's about 7 yards of 2-ply, approximately heavy worsted weight yarn. And I MADE it! So I grabbed some needles and knitted it all into this bottle cozy.


The buttons are two of the many I have from my grandmother's button stash.

So now I can say I am a spinner!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I think that's great and I can't wait to see more.