Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New knitting projects

I am done knitting my pink shawl and have already started two new projects:

- Slippers from my fist spun alpaca yarn

- KnitPicks' wool coat

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cotton spinning. Part 4

I was right, easy-to-spin cotton slivers are really easiest cottons in the kit.
Pima sliver in process.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cotton spinning. Part 3.

This time I was spinning the other cloud of ginned cotton.
I defined the first one as Acala cotton, so, this one must be Pima.
It's creamy and kind of dirty with plant matter but... it's spinning like a dream.
Cannot believe that I managed to make a single that has a sewing thread thickness.
I spun just a tiny cloud, I think I need to buy hand carders to make the process even more pleasurable.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cotton spinning. Part 2

Cotton punis.
There were only two in the kit.
But what a pleasure to spin!
Result - a two-gram-pearl.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cotton spinning. Part 1

I started spinning from what I think was ginned Acala cotton.
Why? Because it is the largest amount in the kit.
The result is below.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cotton spinning adventure

My cotton spinning kit has arrived.
I decided to start with the lumpiest kind. It may not be the best choice, but I am afraid to spoil nice looking slivers. My reasoning is - if I learn to spin lumpy ginned cotton - sliver won't be a problem.

 And something for dessert. Figs in honey.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Warping again

As summer heat is over, I can finally start warping.
For my next project I am trying waffle weave on a rigid-heddle loom.
The project is from Weaving Today ebook.


And even some weaving: