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The Learning Curve: Week Two


The wool roving that Frankie and I dyed is now dry and braided.

I have about 3 1/2 ounces of each color so it will be really fun to practice with.

My spinning lesson was two weeks ago today.  This week was spent spinning this:

into this:

The top skein was the first two bobbins plied together and the bottom skein is the one I finished last night.  So, my spinning improved between the first and second batches.  That means that I have 640 yards of yarn in two different weights.  Oh, well!!!  The roving was from JulieSpins.  It’s 85% Humbug BFL and 15% silk.

I’m really looking forward to going to camp in about two weeks and having some experts around me to gain insight from.  I know there are some things I could be doing differently to make the process smoother.  For now, I’m pretty pleased with where I’m at.  At least I won’t make a total fool of myself at camp!

Remember all the gorgeous photos I showed you of my back yard this fall???  Those days are over.  It’s rainy and 41 degrees here today.  The wind is gusting to 43 mph and by later today, we could see wind gusts to 60 mph.  The barometric pressure is the lowest here that it’s ever been.  It’s lower than some of the hurricanes that have hit the Caribbean.  Gotta love Minnesota!

So…there’s a roast in the crock pot.  I think it’s going to be a quilting day.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

7 thoughts on “The Learning Curve: Week Two

  1. Practice does make perfect~ such an improvement already. I really like the colors you came up with.

    What a day, huh? We haven’t reach the 40’s yet, but it’ll be here by this afernoon. Viewing all the wind from my window here at work. I can smell the roast now…. Happy quilting!

  2. It’s actually pretty warm here today, a nice change from the weekend when I was bundled into all the wool I could easily lay hands on! That cold weather is going to wreak havoc on me…makes me want to eat my way through winter!

  3. You are such an inspiration! I love being around new knitters and spinners because I can enjoy their energy! Your rovings look so delicious!

  4. Your colors are lovely, Maria. Seeing those beautiful rovings makes my fingers itch to spin. It’s a cold one here today, too. Good day to stay inside and do fibery things!

  5. I am completely impressed!!!

  6. You certainly won’t make a fool of yourself. Your spinning looks far more advanced than the couple of weeks experience that you had. You’re going to be a bang up spinner!

  7. You are an incredibly quick study on the spinning front, i must say. I love your little braided rovings….

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