Thursday, April 12, 2012

a new craft

For Christmas (already over three months ago, wow!) I got a very exciting present.  A drop spindle!  And I got started learning and practicing with it almost immediately, and I must say I've fallen in love.  The whole process is extremely relaxing and the result is, of course, thrilling, because it's yarn.  :D  And you all know my feelings for yarn.
This is my favorite fiber I've spun so far, a alpaca merino blend.  And oh is it delicious!  Plus the color is lovely, and it's soft but strong.  I dragged it everywhere while I was spinning it because I just didn't want to stop.
An up close on it's woolly goodness...
As soon as I'd finished I cast on a little scarf.  I didn't want the magic of it to end.  It's not finished because I didn't have enough yarn, which really is okay, because that means I get to get more fiber and spin more up and then knit it more.  It's a good process.

Love, Clara


Jo said...

This is a very extraordinary present,it is really, really nice:)

I didn't know you can buy one of these nowadays.....And your yarn looks so great, almost better than the yarn you can get in shops .

Melee said...

It looks absolutely fabulous! I can just imagine you spinning your yarn in your den like some sort of underground, enchanted princess. :)

Katherine said...

Eep! I love spinning - but your yarn is so much more beautiful than any of my efforts! Alpaca/merino must be crazy soft...I went to an alpaca exhibition a little while ago, actually. Have you ever met an alpaca? They're so adorable - I'm tempted to say I might prefer them over sheep :P I should be getting your letter any time now & I'll try to write back as soon as I can.

Katherine said...

Whoops! My mum told me the letter was from you, but it was actually from someone else :P Sorry about that.
Hope you're well!

Clara said...

Katherine, Oh no really I'M sorry! A letter will be on it's way to you soon I promise!