Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Addicted...

I think it is officially safe to say that I am totally addicted to spinning. I think about it at work, I dream about it at night, and in the hours between work and sleep I can be found in front of my new best friend - the Ashford Joy.

Spun single 100% BFL

I've learned that I prefer to spin dyed roving. I picked up some Yummy Yarn roving at Three Bags Full on Sunday, and I am loving them. They are all BFL - my new favorite fiber.

After Navajo Plying (click to enlarge)

I admit that when I said I wouldn't let spinning interfere with my knitting, I may have been less than accurate. Spinning has taken over my life. I am now one of "them". I have joined the ranks of the annoying knitters who have purchased a wheel and now spend most of their time talking about spinning. I'm sorry to all the non-spinners. I know how annoying this is.

After Navajo Plying - Another View

I feel very similar towards spinning as I do sock knitting - I started out wondering why on Earth anyone would take it up, but once I tried it, I was hopelessly addicted.

Last night I dreamed of Navajo Plying....

8 comments:

chrissie said...

It looks really pretty - I love the colors! What are you going to knit with it?

Karen said...

No apologies necessary. I think it's really great!!

Abigail said...

I rest my case.

But the colors are beautiful. What are you going to knit with that yummy yarn.

You remember knitting don't you....heheheheh

JessaLu said...

Welcome to the club. ;o)

Don't worry about the next step yet, I have baskets upon baskets of handspun for which I have no plan. Welcome to the world of 'handspun stash' *grin*

Pensguys said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

I have to get pix up of my new Kromski. I've got the fever too!

lexa said...

Glad you are enjoying the new baby! Your spinning looks great. (Figured you were spinning up a storm!)

turtlegirl76 said...

I think I'm going to try navajo plying the singles I'm working on now. It's a neat technique, and I'd like something thicker than the fingering weight I'd get with a two ply. We'll see if I can do it without breaking the singles too often.

Gina said...

Oh Chrissy - I remember that feeling when I first started too. My wheel has been sitting lonely and bereft in my living room for far too long. You've inspired me. Time to oil her joints and spin!