I've been spinning away with more of food colored yarn. I just love the colors and so enjoy spinning. We made a trip to IKEA a week ago and bought a china cabinet to hold all my new yarns and spinning supplies. Plus there is room for my sewing machine so it doesn't have to live in my closet any more. I love the look of all the yarns lined up in steel pots. I'm going to need to find a use for all that yarn soon though, or I am going to run out of room. I have a feeling they will find the way to my Etsy shop so I can then buy more wool.
My husband made me a niddy noddy for taking the yarn off the bobbin and turning it into skeins. Much easier then using the dining room chairs. Plus each loop around is two yards, so I can just count the loops and know how much yarn I have.
Another yarn I have been trying is wire core yarn. So much fun! I use 28 gauge craft wire and spin the colorful wool around it. The yarn can then be shaped however you like. It is a little bit of a challenge because I have to wind it around the bobbin by hand. It doesn't seem to want to pull on however tight I put the tension. The wire just wants to cling to the hooks. This is my first length. In a few places the wire came to the outside, but with practice I'm keeping it all hidden inside the wool. I'm thinking it would be fun to make a bouquet of wired flowers with the yarn or some type of yarn sculpture would be really cool. So many ideas!