Yesterday I went back to the yarn shoppe to practice my spinning. What a difference! This time I got two bobbins full of something that resembles yarn (instead of an uneven mess of wool). It was mostly even, and I only broke the yarn once. My joins are getting better and better, and in some places you couldn’t even tell I had joined. I walked out of that shoppe feeling pretty damned good.
On Wednesday I have my next spinning lesson – plying. We’ll take those two bobbins full of something resembling yarn, and we’ll spin them together to create a two-ply. If all goes well, my friends, I may have a skein of usable yarn by the time I’m finished these lessons!
My exciting news for the week: I bought myself a spinning wheel! I haven’t paid for the entire thing yet, so it sits at the yarn shoppe waiting for me to take it home. But I did put down a deposit, and very soon that beautiful little wheel will be mine!