Tonight at midnight ends the Spinzilla contest. It has been fun, exciting, and I have learned quite a bit. I think I just started truly learning about spinning.
Today’s lesson was an accident. My mom was trying to thin out my white wool and when she tried to spin it, it kept breaking. The weight of the spindle was too heavy. I got out a much smaller spindle and so it helped her spin a thin thread. My aunt had given me an experiment to try. She told me to combine two different colors. It was very pretty. My aunt told my mom you usually card the two types of wool together. But we went ahead and spun them together. It is hard to get them to blend evenly, so I understand why you would combine them by carding. It did strengthen the white wool and we were able to use the larger spindle. I now am curious about spinning with a bottom whirl. I also want to double ply some of my yarn. I believe that this is the beginning of an adventure!