Monday, February 9, 2009

Still Spinning

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!


StegArt said...

I just love that top photo with the lovely yarns in the buckets. That wired yarn is so cool. I don't think I'd have the patience to do that. Aren't handy hubby's great...mine made me a niddy noddy too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,
I found your blog during OWOH and am back! I love that yarn in the metal buckets too - looks so ordered (not like mine, at all). I also really relate to your profile. Yes indeed, we do get to keep on trying. I'm on that road, again, myself.