Several of you have asked where I got the roving that I’m spinning into the pink yarn. After wracking my brain for a few minutes, I remembered: Frene Creek Farm.
I bought two lots of pink-mix roving (two different pink mixes, that is) from them, and I’ve got some more pink roving as well. All because of my new hot pink coat. I’ll choose whichever makes the yarn that looks best with the coat to make my scarf.
What am I gonna do with the pink yarn I’ll spin and not use for my scarf? Well, it’s a good thing I know someone whose colors are Blush and Bashful. ::cough::Holly::cough:: At some point I’ll be foisting pink handspun on her.
A couple more spinning questions . . .
I’ve got a spinning question for you–what drafting method do you use? Short- or long-draw? I started about a month after you, I think, and right now I’m struggling with the long-draw method and you seem to be tearing through a lot more yarn than I am!
To answer that question, I asked L-B, the only spinner who has actually seen me spin. She said I short-draw.
Just wondering….all this talk about spinning makes me want to join in. What is the best way and what is the start up expense to do so.
If you are somewhere where you can take a class, I’d recommend that. Nothing like hands-on instruction, I think.
Barring that . . . lets ask the commenters. I know there are short videos online, as well as videos you can buy. Anyone have any experience with that?
And if you want to start with a drop spindle (which is what I did) your start up expense is minimal. You can buy a starter kit on ebay that includes a drop spindle and roving for a very reasonable price — well under $30 I think.
Still plugging away, still making wee bits o’ progress. That hibernation factor has set in again. In the evening, all I wanna do is sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .
Lucy, obliging little helper that she is, checks out my work.
She says that it is acceptable.
I Blame Rock Chick
I had not bought any yarn since January 20th. And then this afternoon I see in my Bloglines that Rock Chick has updated her blog. Innocently, I go to read her entry. This entry.
I ordered two skeins in the “Amarillo” colorway. I am weak.
So, I’m dying to know, does that cookbook also have a recipe for Mock Apple Pie made with Ritz crackers??
Oh gawd, remember that recipe? It used to be on the back of the Ritz Cracker box. It may well still be there.
Nope, no recipe for Mock Apple Pie in this cookbook. With good reason: I did a little research (in my copious spare time) and discovered that Ritz Crackers made their debut in 1935 — the book was published in 1929.
I love the internet.
*Wondering to what my blog title refers? It’s a work thing. This is so not an easy week. But things should be back to normal next week. I hope. I hope.