Spinning Yarn

Last week, my new spinning wheel arrived. It was a much anticipated event. I have been looking forward to it for awhile. No, it does not have any sharp points that I can prick my finger on…no Sleeping Beauty Part II here…lol.

I had to put it together myself, but it helped me to understand how the wheel works to help troubleshoot problems while spinning. I also had to stain it myself–which was no problem either.

I also purchased a blending board to make rolags to spin. But, a blending board, as gratifying as it is, isn’t completely necessary. Spinning can be achieved from just using the wool roving.

The blending board and roving.

A single rolag.

Lots of Rolags.

So after a week of playing with the wheel, I have 3 balls of yarn that weigh about one ounce or 25 grams.

I would like give a very special shout-out to the Etsy store where I got my Spinning wheel. The name of the shop is BlueBonnetSpinning. They were very helpful in helping me get started. The gentleman provided a DVD on each part of the process. He is also on YouTube.