I learned to spin yarn a couple weeks ago. This is also known as whirling. It’s quite fun and relaxing. I truly don’t need another hobby, but couldn’t resist. I use a “drop spindle” and spin it all by hand. That’s right folks, no wheel.
I was searching for some batting/roving to play with and mentioned that to mom. She said, come on by, I’ve got plenty! And so, I went shopping in Peg’s Wildhair Studio. Well, not really in her business store, but her personal stash. And thus, I came out with… the gorgeous aqua, lime, and grape batting. I had to separate it all out, then draft (to make the final product a finer yarn). So I spent all that evening separating and drafting. I ended up with a small gift bag overflowing with roving! yay!
Over the last week and a half, I’ve been spinning that into yarn. And now, I’m done! The picture I captured is the day before I finished. I wanted to show the before / after of the roving to spun yarn look. I still have more to spin, a silk merino. But, it’s a bit messy – makes my black pants fuzzy like I’ve had a kitty rubbing up against my legs. Ha!