Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Yarn Balls....

As you all know I got a spinning wheel for Christmas from my dear Hubby. He knew I had been wanting one for a long time now.Way out here there are no teachers...just me and the internet. Let me tell you all, not knowing how to do something has never stopped me before so there is know way I am not going to learn to spin! So I present to you my first two balls of yarn...




They are a little...rustic...and full of character! From what I saw on the good ole internet  they are pretty typical of the first tries so I am very happy with them! The  bobbin I  last spun has turned out much better..thinner and smoother.



I can now feel the rhythm of it...I understand the feel of the fiber through my fingers...I have to say I am already getting lost in the peaceful turning of the wheel. Time just seems to melt away as I sit there...I can't wait to try new fibers! I really can't wait to have my own fiber from my Pygoras one day! I am keeping my fingers crossed for the farm I got the girls from to have a little buck soon...the sooner I can get a buck the sooner I will have my pygora babies. All you goat people know those little bucks don't have to be very old before the can....you know...preform their buckly duties! I guess I am just goatie goat day dreaming...but hey if a person is going to day dream about something raising goats is a pretty good subject in my book!

20 comments:

Verde Farm said...

They look wonderful. Congratulations to you-do you love it? Every blog buddy I have that start spinning just loves it so much. I want to start myself but just haven’t gotten started :)

Teresa said...

What a great thing to daydream about! I am amazed at your yarn. That is very cool.

Julie said...

How fun! I'll be getting my first wheel very soon and I can't wait to start spinning!

Sharon said...

Cool! I can see the difference, you are getting better at it, that's fast! I would guess you could get kind of day dreamy doing something like spinning.

Have a good night!

Pricilla said...

Congratulations. It's a shame they don't have Luke. He throws lots of bucks.
Lots.

Brenda said...

Your yarn looks wonderful! I sell my goat cheeses at the Bakers Creek Heritage Festivals and there is a lady there who spins. It is so fascinating to watch her. She spins all sorts of fibers. Good luck with your Pygora dream!

the wild magnolia said...

Well now, you have a right to be proud, it is amazing to me such a thing can be done!

I'm thinking spinning connects you with the old ways. You spoke of "the feel of the fiber through your fingers", and "the peaceful turning of the wheel", perhaps you have discovered a small windowo into the past. This experience sets you apart from most of us, this new skill will become a gift in your hands.

Bravo and may your Pygora goaties produce a little buckly soon! :))

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've never done any spinning, but have friends that do and it really is fascinating and very interesting to watch! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Nancy said...

Melodie -- you must be so proud. I think I would love spinning -- but I don't knit, so it seems it would be best to follow your progress in this new endeavor.

I do love yarn -- especially the kind you are making yourself. And the goat dreams -- I am having them too -- but I'm trying to be sensible. We have so many critters now.

texwisgirl said...

That is so cool. Glad you are already having success!

Texan said...

I love the way your yarn looks! I think it would be really pretty made up into a nice fishermans/fisherwomans style sweater! It has that look I think :O). Or some warm thick gloves! or ... its pretty!

I know your about to bust waiting on your Wooley Buckling to arrive! :O)...

sophie...^5 said...

The spun yarn balls are beauts...looks professional to me!

Doc said...

Congrats on the spinning those yarn balls look pretty good for being "rustic", me thinks you are too critical.

DebH said...

your yarn looks fantastic! Artisan yarn if I dare say so also. I would love to have someone show me how to knit...I have the books the needles and the inspiration. Seems I don't have the patience. You are just Good!!!
and I agree with Doc, why would you call that rustic? Those are truly works of art!

Bobbi said...

I don't know anything about spinning yarn balls, but these look pretty good to me.... I love goats!! We had one when I was growing up and he was the sweetest pet (from what I remember) Yours are so darling.

Robbyn said...

congratulations on your spinning wheel...the yarn looks GREAT!!

Jim said...

I can see the sweater now.......very rustic and warm! Nice work Melodie. Going to sell your wool?

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Oh, I'm so envious. What a wonderful hobby, would love to sit next to ya watch.

Lin said...

Oh, you did a fine job on that yarn! I am very tactile and imagine it would be heaven to spin your own yarn. I can't wait to see what you do next!!! Dyeing???

Nekkid Chicken said...

I am with Joanna. I am throughly envious and you have my complete admiration. I would love to learn how to spin since, I know how to crochet. Perhaps, I should take up teaching myself how to knit..... Inspirational, Lady that is what you are. :O)

Mal