I see many beauties, and several fellow mill enders!
Well, it's 9:00 on a Friday night. What better time to make my inaugural post to Fiber Friday? Got a story to tell and lots of pictures, hope this works.
So, I started on a spindle. First ever yarn: cotton I handpicked from a field in Alabama. Plied with silk thread I had laying around.
I loved spinning, so I upped the anty and ordered mill ends from Sheep Shed Studio. Along with it came 4+ oz. of free mystery fiber! Second yarn: some of that.
Then I dyed up a batch of mill ends with koolaid.
Third yarn: we'll call her Hindsight is 20/20, because I wished I'd left it as an unplied single, but by the time I realized that, it was far too late. I still took lots of pictures.
Fourth yarn: Neon Carousel. Self-striping, with each color barber-poling into the next. A bit underspun so I felted it to make it stronger.
THEN! I found a lady on craigslist who was offering her Babe Spinnrock spinning wheel for free! She also gave me a big ball of pink roving and sold me ~3 lbs. of a scoured CVM fleece for $15. Here's the wheel with a little of the newly-carded CVM (bad lighting):
First wheel yarn: her name is NOOB. I used bits of my newly-acquired fibers and some sparkly Easter straw to practice coils, corespinning, see how bulky my wheel will let me get, and just generally get used to spinning on a wheel. Plied with silk thread, another free find.
The latest: Princess Melon. The last of my koolaid batch. Sooo soft and squishy.
I had to make out with it. And smell it. This picture's embarrassing. Why am I putting it up here?