I have done it! After thinking long and hard I have finally brought a drop spindle!!!! Stupid me, I ordered it right before a holiday and now I am here twirling my thumbs! (Well not really I am taking the time that I wait to knit one of about 5 projects I have on my needles.)
I can’t say what got me wanting to spin my own yarn, but there I was, knitting and thinking about what it would feel like to make my own yarn? so there I was researching and purchased a drop spindle on Esty.com So while I wait here are a couple of things that I have learned for drop spindle.
- It is an ancient tool used to turn fiber into yarn or thread
- It is best to know what fibers are best to use when you are a beginner (if I am not mistaken, it’s Roving Wool)
- There is just too much to type up/look up.
So I have hit YouTube to get answers, and it seems that I am having more questions then answers. So while I wait on my spindle and how to do the whole turning fiber into yarn I will continue to knit the projects I have already on my needles. Not that I should be looking at other hobbies, but I find turning fiber into yarn then turning that yarn into a project that I knit up… exciting. I guess we will see if this will be yet another obsession.
Until then. Some of my projects…
Skywalker by: Laura Nelkin
My first time ever trying to make socks and all for my hubby. (for putting up with my going on’s of knitting)
I am hoping that my spindle comes tomorrow!!! I am so looking forward to trying this! I will be posting a YouTube video as soon as it comes!
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