Hi spinners! Looks like there’s not much activity here yet, but I bet there are more of us than we realize.
I started spinning about 2 years ago and have a couple of spindles and a Schacht wheel. I enjoy spinning but I’ve always been a “product” crafter, so for me it’s about understanding yarn structure and developing my skills to the point where I can say “I want this kind of yarn with these properties” and choose the fibers and techniques that will get me there. But I’m a long way from this goal right now.
My spinning goal for this year is to spin a sport or DK weight yarn from my sheep Phoebe’s fleece. She’s a Finn and she has lovely bouncy wool in a beautiful heathery grey-brown. I want to use the yarn to knit a skirt for myself. Next time I’m in the barn I’ll try to remember to take a photo of her.
For holidaytime I got a book, Yarnitecture, that I have been reading. It’s geared towards people who want to knit things out of their handspun, so it might be something others in this group are interested in.
So, what are your spinning goals for this year? To get started? To master your spindle? To choose a wheel? To be able to spin a certain style of yarn or type of fiber?
Nice to meet you all and I look forward to discussing our spinning progress together.