Friday, July 13, 2012

So Proud!

Saturday June 30th, we held our first Spinning lessons, Lou Ann gave us a quick look at that on July first.  In one of the photos you can see my eldest daughter working hard.

She is back on the swing dressed in teal.  She really enjoyed the morning, and ended up taking my electric spinner home that next week.  I also gave her some white shetland roving that she dyed with food coloring.
Last Tuesday, while I was at the center with the Weavers, I received a text from her with a picture.

 She had finished the bobbin!  I passed the photo around and everyone ooohed and aaahed about the color and the fineness of the singles!
The next day she came over to my place and I showed her how to ply.  We plied on the Louet S-10, I could't get the electric spinner to work in reverse this time.  (This picture probably shows the color the best.   Our fingers were pink after we worked with it!)  I also showed her how to use the Niddy-Noddy, which can be really tricky!

After we finished up, we went upstairs to "shop in mom's stash".  She took home 4 ounces of some Moorit Shetland I use to teach spinning, I have a lot of it! She spins at least 15 minutes a day, and is feeling better about it all the time.  

She told me that when she washed the skein at home, she had to change the water at  least 3 times before the excess dye was gone.  The colors are still vibrant, just toned down a smidge.   So there you have it!  I have someone else in the family as crazy as I am!  We may get through those 15 fleeces after all!

Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina


Linda said...

Our oldest daughter shopped at "Mamamart" while she was in college! Your daughter is doing so well for her first try!

LA said...

She is doing a great job! I can't wait to see what she knits with her home spun!!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful job. Now to get her started weaving.

Theresa said...

Oh's and Ah's coming from this quarter! That's some beautiful spinning

Maggie said...

Jealous! I dragged my son to a yarn store in Nashville this week, and he quickly went outside!