My New Toy!
It’s not as if I really needed another hobby – I don’t have time for the existing ones – but when I saw this spinning kit I was unable to resist. I’ve long had a fascination for spinning. I love the idea of being able to start with a sheep and end up with a jumper. For me, it’s the ultimate in self-sufficiency. One of my (many) dreams would be to keep a small flock of sheep and make and sell my handspun. However, given my first few attempts at spinning, I think I have a long way to go before that’s likely to happen! The first yarn I managed to make was, to put it mildly, pretty bad. The thickness of it varies dramatically – at points its close to DK and in other places its less than laceweight. I’m too ashamed to show a picture of it! Oh well, I guess it’s a case of practice makes perfect – in my case, lots of practice!