Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lovely Louet

While visiting my friend last summer in Lancaster, PA, I was fortunate to visit Labadee Looms. My friend laughed at my excitment and said "you'd think she was at Tiffany's." I found this beautiful louet pencil roving that surprisingly nobody wanted. Of course, I saw the beauty of it and snatched it up. I was able to spin up about 200 yards of fingering weight on my Avi Wasserman spindle that weighs a mere 1.3 ounces. I used a double strand to make the "Caliometry" headband which is found on the website. The lucky recipient was a young friend who was graduating from high school. She was very grateful for such a gift. I spun up the rest of the pencil roving on my new Heavenly Handspinning Wheel. It yielded 300 yards of plied yarn. Pictures of that and the finished object to come. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Well, here is the result of my Heavenly Handspinning "Fidelis" maiden spin. The grayish fiber was a small amount that came with my wheel. I used that for practice. The green fiber was made out of one ounce of green merino that my mother inlaw purchased for me at the Renaissance Fair in Hebron, Connecticut. The green merino yielded almost sixty yards of fingering/dk weight yarn. Just enough to make a nice cozy for my iphone. Spinning is done on a learning curve and it's definately getting easier.
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My Mom is the Best

My Mom asked me what I wanted this year for Christmas. I have wanted a spinning wheel for the longest time. I didn't want to have her spend alot of money. I found this on The vendor is "Heavenly Handspinning" located in Atlanta, GA. I received it and immediately put it together and started to spin away. It took some getting used to, but it's a work in progress.

Now that I have my wheel, there's no stopping me. I'm already at my favorite sites looking at all the yummy fibers.
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