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!


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 :)

Anonymous said...

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