Sunday, May 18, 2008


When I originally bought Adeste, my Fidelis spinning wheel, my intenion was to buy a bump/braid of roving/fiber, spin it and then buy another one. The one-in-one-out method.

However, spinners have other ideas:


This is a technicolor array of merinos that Lynn sent me.

A few days later came this from Bina:

Look at all of those animals depicted!

By Saturday, Chunky when bringing up the mail from downstairs and he gave me a package that was in the mail pile he said: "It's more fuzz isn't it mom?"

Hee hee!

This time it was from my spinning guru straight from Geddesburg:


There's angora, some Blue Leicester locks, some Fat Cat Knits, and a Terra Bella batt (which I've eyed on Etsy...).

Thanks ladies--you sure do know how to welcome someone to the dark side!

So what have I been spinning?'s still very rough, but here's my first plyed skein.


That's the merino I picked up at Maryland Sheep & Wool from the Drafting Zone.

It's very thick n'thin. But it's definately an improvement from the first stuff I spun.

But like Dr. Mad Scientist was quick to point out--I didn't learn to knit in a day.

Oof. So true!



Anonymous Christy said...

Are you a member of a fiber swap or club? That's some really nice fiber. Have loads of fun with it.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Oh, cool! Looks like some nice stuff to dive into. The Economist offered me some fuzz this morning, but it was dryer lint. :(

10:41 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

That ought to keep you out of the Boobie Bar for a while. ;)

Looks like you're on your way to a fiber stash!

Your spinning is really coming along.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Brena said...

That is some nice looking fuzz!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oooh, lucky you to have so many generous friends! I love the lavender angora! Better keep it away from the cat!

11:56 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

That's a lot of love in those packages :) But I agree, I also think they are trying to bring you over to the dark side...hehehe!!

Love that Chunky thinks its fuzz :)

12:32 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

I think I'm getting to the point where I just don't understand your hobbie anymore.



12:48 PM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Look at all of that yummy fiber! Very generous friends indeed!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE what Chunkie calls your fiber!!! He is one cute little guy! So you should be set for a while now. While in F-town I went to a Quilt/Yarn store and I thought of you and your spinning wheel....but I don't know anything about yarn and "fuzz" so I didn't get you anything. Love, Mom

1:36 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

You've got a great assortment. I think you'll be surprized how fast it all goes. I love how Chunky calls it fuzz. My husband calls it fluff.

The spinning is coming along great!I love your choice of coin!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

welcome to the dark side indeed!
I'm working a pattern I knit about 18 months ago and it is SO much easier this time around. I struggled to figure out what I was doing the whole time before and it makes perfect sense to me now. I can't wait to see what you are spinning next year!

2:27 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

You don't know the power of the dark side... so it looks like some people are helping to turn you! ;)

2:31 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

But it's very nifty fuzz! and the handspun is looking pretty good.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Pretty fuzz! I can't wait to see how it spins up. I have to admit that I'd never even heard of spinning your own yarn until I started reading Karen's blog not too long ago. It looks so intriguing!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Here comes the fuzz...giggle, that's the first thing I could think of when I read what Chunky calls it. Some gorgeous fibers there and hey, your handspun is looking pretty good!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Wow! That's awesome! I hope to learn to spin someday, but until then, I'll just enjoy your lovely pictures ;).

5:34 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I am trying to keep the fiber stash to a minimum as I learn to spin. It is in a basket that I bought just for it so I can try to keep it semi-contained. It's so easy to get carried away!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Christmas in May!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Bezzie's got herself a fiber stash!!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

That French Angora looks so shiny and pretty - almost makes me want to spin it. Er, I mean, knit it.

Your spun yarn looks pretty too. What are you planning to make with it?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Very snazzy - it looks like you will have lots of fun spinning up your fuzz :) I'd like to know more about that coin... 188?

5:48 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hey, that's very good spinning for merino! You should congratulate yourself.

I find that while I have an enormous fiber stash, I only have one spinning project going at a time, because I only have one wheel (and I haven't learned to spindle-spin yet, despite owning 3 or 4). I did meet a woman the other night who owns seven wheels, though.

And thanks for the pithol;e comment, I loved it!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Good for you! :)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Excellent fuzz! Enjoy the thick-n-thin, later on it takes immense skill to spin like that.

10:06 AM  
OpenID pyewacketsid said...

Amazing! I'm so impressed you're learning to spin. *coughjealouscough* :) I long to touch your French Angora (I'd buy you a drink first).

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

It's lovely, Bezzie! Doesn't look too bumpy to me... :)

1:08 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

More fuzz? That's hysterical!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

YAY! Awesome knitty spin lovin'.

And yep, your plyin' looks nice. Hey, no overtwisted spots, good job. My first wheel spun yarns had bunches of overtwisted spots!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Fiberfool said...

So glad to see you have gotten some fun mail!! Yeah!!!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love your newly aquired fuzz LOL

12:04 AM  

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