Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My new WooLee Winder came!

After I sold my Lendrum and WooLee Winder, I immediately ordered a new WooLee Winder for my Majacraft Suzie Alpaca wheel.

It was delivered late last week. Isn't it pretty?

Spinning with a WooLee winder allows me to get into a relaxed, continous spinning mode. With the WW, I never have to move the loop carrying the yarn. I can spin and spin and spin...

I also get much more yarn on a single bobbin.

Here's a bit of finn fleece, just getting sampled.



I've been in a spinning mode...


I plied the last bit of State Fair fiber.

I'd been spindling that on our last few camping trips.









I spun and plied the final eight ounces I sun-dyed this summer.









That led to the need for more colorful fiber.

Here's twelve ounces of Colonial Wool, the last plain white wool in my stash.

I soaked it, sprinkled Gaywool dye on it, and put it in the oven in a steamer pan.





Rinsed and dried a few days later.

YAY! Color!!








As usual, I used too much dye to exhaust.

I dropped in the last few white Coopworth locks I had. Here they are drying in the sun. Yup, in autumn, leaves fall everywhere!

2 comments:

Guinifer said...

I really love that blue/green yarn you spindled while camping! Very mermaid-y

Nutty Knitter said...

I love it all! Smoosh it & smell it for me. I love the smell of hand dyed yarn...mmmmmmmm.