Drum roll please!
This is my very first knitted scarf.
And by knitted, I mean I knit it myself!
It is common knowledge amongst my crafty girlfriends that I have long aspired to become rumplestiltskin. When word got out that I was signed up to take a spinning class...not the workout kind...an actual INTERVENTION was organized. They gathered at a dinner to let me know that buying a spinning wheel was not a good idea for someone who
could not knit or crochet.
In fact, my girlfriend's crossed a major line and included my hubby in the discussions.....
So learning how to spin had to happen without me buying an actual spinning wheel for my studio.
Luckily, over a year ago I took a class at the Creativ with an expert. The class was called:
SPINNING WIKKETY WACK YARN WITH FAWN LECLAIR
How could I resist?
This was the wonky but fabulous ball of spun wool I made in class. I loved it!
Spinning is not easy. In fact, it is a bit of a workout and I know I will need many more practice hours. Then life intervened and my studio got packed up and I moved to a new town. Spinning was placed on the back burner along with learning how to knit or crochet....I just can't seem to make those hooks or needles work.
BUT THEN I SAW THE ZIPPY TOOL! If kids can knit..so can I.
This is the inexpensive loom I learned on.
I got my spun wool out. It is thick and thin in places because it was my very first time operating a spinning wheel.
One hour later I had this cool and artsy scarf!
Instead of finishing my ends with wool stitches I felted the ends.
I added a button and promptly wore it out for a walk.
I am in love with my loom.
Three more scarfs are being created with some of my art yarn stash.
Next up, a longer loom!