Thursday, March 15, 2007

Look what I've been doing!!!

This is my Ashford Traveller. (and my messy kitchen. Who wants to clean when this arives!!!!????). Well, now I just have to figure out what to name her. I know there are several people who have named there wheels. Any Suggestions????? Doesn't hurt to ask!!

OK, does this not look like a purple nightmare?????!!!! This is my first spinn on my wheel on Wednesday night. I actually don't think the the spinning was all that bad. But, I tryed to ply it and I have no idea really how to do that so that just might be the issue. Of course it's was a freebie so that's ok.

This is 3.2 oz of suri alpaca form Alpacas D'Auxvasse. I think I'm in love with this fiber. It is easy to work with and just so soft that you want to use it as a pillow. The only thing that I noticed is that it is a fuzzy yarn. I'm not sure if this is due to my inexperience or just the way it is supposed to be. I have not plyed it yet for I am waiting to have my first spinning class with the lady I bought my wheel from. I'm hopeing this coming Thursday.

This is what I am currently working on. It is a deep red superwash wool from The Sheep Shed Studio. I just have to keep reminding myself.... thin but not to thin. It's going well so far.

I would love to hear feedback from all you spinners out there.

Keep spinning


Elysbeth said...

Uoooh, Ahhwwwhh. Looks good for a newbie to me. And why bother to clean, you're just going to get fiber all over it anyways. : )

Glad to see your pictures uploaded.

Redford Phyl said...

I am soooo jealous. Although I've yet to touch a wheel, that's one I've been looking at. And suri alpaca — I love it! I haven't spun any, but I've knit two moebius scarves with it, and they are very, very soft and fuzzy. The more I wear them, the more they bloom. They saved my neck and ears this winter.

Twisted Threads said...

Lovely wheel. Although I maybe just a bit partial since I also have a traveller. Mine, by the way, told me her name is Molly. I love that she is a "full size" wheel, but I can still put her in the car and take her with me. Your first efforts look better than mine did. Use this time to get to know your wheel.

Karen in northern MI

Elysbeth said...

What kind of yardage are you getting with the alpaca?

pam said...


I'm not sure yet, I haven't plied it yet, because I don't know how, That I will hope to learn on Thursday and I'll get back to you.

Leah said...

Looks like you're doing very well Pam...keep at it, it'll all click one day and you'll be a pro in no time!