Knitting and Spinning...part 2
I tried last night to post all the knitting and spinning pictures but think that I went over my quota of pictures. Maybe it was the size? Anyway...here is the rest of what I tried to post last night.
I left off last night with a rather dark picture of a ball of roving. Here is the same ball sitting on my dining room table. The roving is spun on to the smaller bobbins. Then two of those bobbins are combined and spun into what most of us think of as yarn. The larger bobbin is the "plying" bobbin. I happen to have some plied yarn on this one pictured. Here are the fruits of my labor. The darkest one is from the ball of roving that I have shown before. The other three hanks are from the same ball of blonde roving. Each hank needs to have a tag on it reminding me of the yardage, weight, kind of sheep the wool came from and the date that I spun it. Knitting as well as cooking, has tools...okay toys that you need to get the job done. Here is my stash so far. My mother-in-law sent me a huge envelope with needles and do dads to get me started. So thus far I have only really paid for classes and some yarn. This is my very first finished piece from my first knitting class. Now this looks like a real sweater front, but looks are deceiving. It's a cotton dish cloth. The Knitting Corner where I took my lessons uses this as a beginner class to teach you the stockinette stitch, seed stitch, knitting, purling, cables, ribbing and decreasing. So I got a lot from the class. It's too bad someone isn't here with me right now to show you my bald spots where I ripped out my hair trying to get this perfect. Someone in the class suggested that I frame it so that years later I can look back and see where I started. ugh! Okay, now back to cooking.