Spinning again

I've been spinning again -- off and on, in stolen moments. Here is my newest Avi Wasserman spindle (it's pearwood, but not sapient, unfortunately,) full of a splendid silk/merino blend:There are few colours as joyous and radiant as bright pink. When used judiciously, it's one of my favourites.

15 comments:

Bonnie said...

Ooh, that's a new concept for me. Thanks for linking to the sapient definition. I love it! Now I can't stop thinking about how awesome it would be to have sapient knitting needles. THEY'D NEVER GET LOST!

Anne said...

I Love the Discoworld series and "The Luggage" is probably the best character in all of the books. I think your spindle would be very dangerous to spin with if it was made from sapient pearwood

honeysuckleblue said...

It's gorgeous. May I ask, were you self taught or did you take spinning classes?

spillyjane said...

Thank you!

My favourite Discworld characters are The Luggage, Nanny Ogg and Horace the Cheese.

As for how I learned to spin, (as with knitting) I am entirely self-taught. I did read Priscilla Gibson Robert's fantastic book High Whorling early on.

Cakewalk Yarns said...

The yarn is beautiful. I would love to learn to spin, but can't afford any more hobbies. I know its a slippery slope - before you know it, you are looking into zone laws to determine whether or not you can buy your own alpaca.

twelvedaysold said...

Oh, that pink does something to me! It's beautiful.

Voie de Vie said...

Oooh, very pretty. What will it become?

Beverly said...

Spindle and fiber are gorgeous. I think it's time for me to pick up mine.

Archaic Dome said...

I JUST wrote a post about Terry Pratchett. :) I've been working my way through the reading order, and just finished Reaper Man. Can you imagine if you had a spindle made of Counting Pines?

I've wanted to learn to spin forever, but my husband (patient and tolerant though he may be) has decided that knitting, crocheting, sewing, and quilting are quite enough, thank you, and I don't need to learn to spin. I think he's probably right- but I'm still going to make him learn to turn spindles on his lathe. :)

Knittripps said...

I am feeling guilty for not spinning again!

Rachel R. said...

Love seeing a Discworld reference!

Louise said...

Very nice - both the spindle and the yarn!

Orli said...

I would be scared shitless to use a spindle (or needles, or anything else) made of sapient pearwood. What if it decides it doesn't like the yarn??

Yet another sign, btw, that you are awesome--great taste in books as well as fabulous patterns.

tamara said...

Oooooo! Pretty in pink!

Rät&Avig said...

Oh, how I wish I could spin!
What a luck to knit something from your own yarn...mmmm
/Ann-Britt