Annyeong! How’re you today?
Kamsa hamnida for your sweet concern about my Princesss Cupcake. What a blanket of love you all were. She is feeling much better now to the point where she’s eating what we eat. My daughter also seems to have mastered the sucking relfex to get that stuck food out. I will make it a point to stock up on frozen fruit and perhaps Orajel just in case she needs some numbing. We are a little over a week before she gets the partial, upper braces. And jook pick up is on the agenda tomorrow from her Bella.
I’m quickly linkin’ up with Sarah of Crafts from the Cwtch who totally motivated me to dig out that drop spindle and that roving! She is handspinning away on her various drop spindles and showing proudly her handspun + tips and tricks in her weekly Tuesday Spinning Show & Tell. Evelyn of The Soaring Sheep also tries to get some in when she can. She had started because of Sarah and I, follower of their blogs, got that itch to add this new avenue into this year’s fiber repertoire!
So last weekend, I untwisted the skein of pencil roving and found I needed to wind it up into a ball. It broke now and then, but I was able to get it all tidied up:
You know I’ve read up on handspinning. I also have a Pin board for Spinning on Pinterest where I’ve watched demo videos. I have to say though, I still feel like I’m shootin’ in the dark! Here are my results so far:
I supposed like all newbies, my yarn is thick and thin. I’m a bit reminded of Malabrigo’s Merino Worsted. Sometimes I get too much twist so on Sarah’s advice, I need to park sooner. In addition, I do think I need to draft more as well as the yarn’s coming out thick too.
Do you hand spin? If so, any tips you can give me?
If not, is this a future goal of yours?
Well, off to get the little one washed up before our dry rub ribs are ready! Ann yeong!