Anyway, she was a good sport when we dragged her along to that fiber farm back in the spring. She picked out a bright pink 8oz merino roving and asked for someone to make her some slippers. The plan was for me to spin it and my mom to knit the slippers. I got so far as to spin one spool-full, experiment using a ball-winder to make a center-pull ball, spin a 2-ply yarn using the ball (one strand from the middle, one strand from the outside), and spin another spool-full of singles. Here are a few more photos of that process.
|If you tape the inside strand to the top of the ball-winder |
before you begin, it will be easy to find later.
|Using the ball-winder and my mom's new lazy kate|
|Plying using the center-pull ball|
|Taking one strand from the inside and one from the outside|
|Yes I brought my spinning wheel camping. |
And yes I'm wearing socks with flip-flops...