August 23, 2010

Lucie the Laceweight

Saturday, I taught my friend Rose how to knit. It was really fun to have some girl time and to share my knitting knowledge. I did get a little frustrated, and I occasionally thought, "Just let me do this for you.". But, I know that is not the way you teach people to do things. We also had fun listening to the boys in the other room and their chitter chatter. Who knew twenty-something boys talked about world peace?

Sunday, I spent the entire day spinning BFL. I really mean the entire day. I watched some really bad horror flicks and I spun and spun. My singles are getting thinner and more cohesive. You can hardly even see my joins! I also came up with a name for my spindle. She shall now be referred to as Lucie the lace weight spindle.


  1. So, I have a really stupid question. I just ordered a spindle and roving and am impatiently waiting for them to arrive. In the meantime, I was wondering if you separated your roving into two equal(ish) parts in order to make two singles for plying later on? Your yarn is coming out really nicely!

  2. Trust me, there are no stupid questions when it comes to hand spinning. I didn't separate my roving into equal parts. I just grab chunks as I go. Then when my spindle is really full and starts doing that wonky dance, that's when I make it into a ball. I will say, dividing into equal parts seems like a great idea. I'm plying those singles I made and my second single seems to be a little short (oops!).