Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wheel 'n' "Knew" Knarly Knots

As promised, the pics! First, my new wheel, named Betsy:

I can't believe how much faster it is making art yarn when you have the right equipment! I have no idea how much I've got on here, but I sure am having fun. I started out just blending some of the colors on my hand cards only a couple times to sort of mix the colors, and I liked it (yarn on right side of bobbin). Then, I made a monster batt on my drumcarder, where the colors got blended together far more (left side of bobbin). I do love the way the blend looks, but...not sure that's what Shelly wants, so I'll ask her.

I'm also going to experiment this time and ply it with something special - see what happens. If I don't like it...oh, well - then I'll know. Hopefully, it'll look really cool. DD seems to think it will!

3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful wheel! Nice colors in the fiber, too! have fun!

Dori Ann said...

Great wheel that ole Besty :)) Looks like you are having fun and your yarn looks very nice! I like the colors, what type of fleece is it?
I really like your picture trail on your blog, I am going to look into doing that on mine. Right now my biggest problem is hubby is using MY laptop for work back and forth so I have to use the DESK top which I then can't sit in my easy chair and read and type or load pictures! Poor me!
Have fun with the wheel, she really is very pretty :)

Matthew said...

Yay! I didn't know you got the Country Spinner! Very, very cool!