First Handspun Pron
Well, since I haven't finished any new yarns this week, I thought I'd dredge up something from the past. My first handspun. Technically this pinky-purple and blue here are my second and third handspun, my first never got photographed, but is represented by the gray stripe in this scarf.
I had learned to spin before I learned to knit actually. The gray, my friend Mary taught me to spin with; I had to take a work trip a few years ago and we visited her. Once I had made yarn, I figured I needed to find something to do with it...enter knitting!
Then I got caught up in learning to knit, and forgot about spinning for a while; about a year I think. One day, I remembered, and ordered this purpley-pink Ashford merino top from Susan's Spinning Bunny. Spun it on the drop spindle I had been given by Mary.
Loved it! Ordered more....and a couple more spindles....this blue is the third attempt I made at spinning.
After knitting the pink into a neckwarmer, and the blue into VooDoo wristwarmers, I was fully hooked on spinning. I started researching wheels, and about a month later, Nate surprised me with my Fricke for our anniversary!