Hi! For the past 2 months, I've been working non-stop on getting a bunch of yarn dyed and patterns written for the business I have with my partner, Gail. We were getting ready for our debut Trunk Show extravaganza at our LYS, Craftsman Hill Fibers. Anyway, as a result of all this, I've had absolutely no time to spin, and it's driven me completely batty. But the trunk show was Saturday (and it rocked! Yay for people buying stuff! ), and during the time we were there, I was demo-ing spinning yarn on a drop spindle. I used a bunch of random ends from the roving that we dye (we always dye a larger piece than 4 oz, so we take the leftover bits and spin for samples). Anyway, here's what it looked like on the spindle:
And then here's what it looks like today, after blocking:
They're not really my colors at all, but it was the first time I had just combined a bunch of random rovings together into one yarn, so that was really fun. I'm looking forward to doing more of that. I'm also really curious how this knits up. I may make a hat out of it.
Anyway, the show was a lot of fun, and it was cool to see people be so interested in spinning - there was a 10 year old boy named George who actually bought a drop spindle (well, his mom bought it for him) because he thought spinning looked like it was so much fun. That was probably the highlight of my day. I've got more photos of the yarn (and a few of the show) on the blog (http://cidermoon.com/WordPress/), if anyone's interested. It was a hoot.