I was tempted to buy one there and then but I held off as I had a lot of other projects to be getting on with that the time. So when my friend (and podcaster extraordinaire) Vero mentioned doing a spinning session at our monthly knit night I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give a go!
Vero kindly put in an order at Spin City for some spindles and luckily they arrived on Wednesday night, just in time for knit night 🙂 This was the spindle I chose.
Vero also brought along some bags of fibre for us to try with the spindles.
We joined the fibre to the spindle using a piece of scrap yarn…
And off we went!
This was my very first attempt and as you can see the yarn is varying in thickness…I have a lot of practicing to do!
Today I took the yarn off the spindle and transferred it to the middle of a kitchen roll as I was curious to see how it would knit up. You can see how uneven it is from the stitches on the needle…
…and just look at the cast on stitches too! I kinda like it though 🙂
The drafting and spinning process hasn’t ‘clicked’ for me yet but I am sure it will with more practice. And on that note I’m off to give it another go – wish me luck! 🙂