Spinning · Woolen Spun

Adventures of a Newbie Spinner

After waiting impatiently for almost two weeks, I now have my Turkish spindle. It’s not as pretty as the ones I’ve seen around, but it didn’t cost the earth (about £16 including shipping), spins excellently, and I love it. That’s more than enough in my books. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I ordered 400g… Continue reading Adventures of a Newbie Spinner

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Spinning · Worsted Spun

Twinkle, Twinkle on my Spindle

Hay fever, check; but that's apparently not enough to make me not want to play with my spindles☺️. While I had absolutely no desire to learn to spin until recently, I now have been spinning at every opportunity. I find it totally relaxing, and more mindless, completely different from knitting which can be mindless or not.… Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle on my Spindle

Spinning · Worsted Spun

My First Ever Hand-spun

I finally finished first my hand-spun yarn, phew and YAY! The first three from left were Merino fibre that came with my beginners' kit from World of Wool, which I spun on my 60g drop spindle; while the spearmint skein on the far right was spun on my 19g drop spindle from Kerryspindles. I decided… Continue reading My First Ever Hand-spun

Spinning · Worsted Spun

Spinning Singles

After deciding that I like spinning enough to want to continue, I ordered two spindles from Kerryspindles on Etsy two Saturdays ago. Before then, I'd ordered three 30g drop spindles from World of Wool earlier that week to be delivered to my office, but I had a longer-than-planned bank holiday due to illness in my… Continue reading Spinning Singles