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My First Yarn

16 Nov

I finished my first bit of yarn.  To do that, I had to have my dad help me make a niddy noddy.  It was really easy.  I didn’t have anything to do it, but whenever I want to buy something my dad tells me “Don’t buy anything.  I probably have what you need.”  So I called him.  He did not have PVC, but he did have Pex, and that worked.

I now have my very own niddy noddy!

I managed to get the yarn off the spindle and onto the niddy noddy.

Then I realized my sink was about a half inch too short, so I kind of made it fit.

But it wouldn’t stay down below the water, so I weighted it with a plate.

Hey.  It worked.  I got my finished yarn!

I really wanted to do something with it, but I’m not a much for yarn crafts.  I did learn how to knit in 4th grade (Thanks, Mrs. Steiert), but I don’t know whatever happened to my knitting needles.  I decided to improvise.

Don’t laugh!  It worked.

By Christmas, I might even be able to make a decent pot holder.

Maybe…

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Never Too Old

7 Nov

You’re never too old to try something new.  That seems to be the story of my life, so when it was raining this weekend and I couldn’t didn’t want to go outside, I decided to try my new toy–a drop spindle and some roving.

I also got a book to go with the spindle, but I decided that would take too long to read to get me started.  That means, I went to a YouTube video to figure out how to get started.

It was definitely interesting.  I’ve never done anything with roving or yarn before, so spinning my own yarn was a huge step.

drop spindle and roving

I did have expert supervision (although Snickers was sleeping on the job).

Sky (and Snickers in the box)

I did it!

It’s not very good.  It’s not at all consistent, but it’s a start.

I figure lots and lots of practice, and I should start figuring out how to do it a little better.  Then hopefully I’ll get a lot better.

It was a lot easier when Snickers was sleeping rather than helping.