Just over a week ago, I joined in the Tour de Fleece. It was a bit of a whim, to be sure, but I also recognized it as the "kick in the butt" I needed to get started on my brand spanking new wheel/spindle/etc. Learning to spin seemed like a natural progression now that I've gotten comfortable knitting and getting in to SOAR this year sealed the deal.
If you scroll down, you'll see pictures of my first efforts with a spindle, followed by a somewhat lackluster attempt at the wheel. I've been getting more "serious" these past few days and I'm now feeling quite confident. Today I took that last step - plying.
The Internet is helpful in so many ways - YouTube videos, blogs, Ravelry - all these places had tips and tricks to help me ply my first yarn. In the end, I turned back to Maggie and just sat down and did it.
My skein has been wound, washed, rinsed and is now resting quietly in the bathroom. I expect it'll be dry in the morning. Pictures to follow.
Huh. Pretty cool.