February 1, 2009

spinning for socks

I've been spinning for about 6 months on my wheel (6 months before that on a drop spindle) but this process is still pure magic to me. To go from a fluffy fibre to something strong and lovely to knit with. I gave a spinning demo to a big group of kids the other day and I could tell they thought it was magic, too. They've had a knitting club for a few weeks now and they're really INTO IT. Thirty or so 6-12 year olds sitting around concentrating hard on making their scarves is one of the coolest sights I've seen.


  1. Wow you started the a blog! Finally! And I am the first to comment....whoo!

    This yarn is amazing! So beautiful. Where do you get the raw material?

  2. Thanks! I should send you a prize or something for commenting first! This wool is from Yummy Yarn in BC. She's on Etsy. I can't seem to link from here. But I dye wool myself, too. WAY cheaper, but it's nice to support the indy fibre people, too. Esp. the Canadians.

    Thanks for visiting. I'll try to talk about something other than wool once in awhile.

  3. Yay! I figured it out! Wow, so simple.