This was more of the huge bag of natural BFL from my learn to spin kit. As you can see, it came out rather bulky (so bulky, in fact, that there are more singles to be plied that wouldn't fit on this bobbin!), but it served its purpose of letting me practice my technique and get to know my wheel.
I have some prettier fiber up next that I picked up at Natural Stitches on Saturday:
This is 8 oz. of Louet Northern Lights wool top, in a colorway called Toffee. I predrafted the entire thing (yes, it's one long, continuous length of fiber!) and now I'm in the process of splitting it in two lengthwise to be spun into singles. Now I see why people skip the predrafting process -- it takes a while! I think it'll be worth it, though, when I can just sit down and spin continuously.
The one thing that's left to do with my wheel is name it. I think a wheel ought to have a name, don't you? I do think that, what with parts with names like "mother of all," wheels probably are girls, so I guess she needs a name. The Mister is supposedly thinking up a name, but you fibery people might be better. I'm thinking something eccentric and original. Thoughts?
Yvonne tagged me for a meme. I haven't done one of these in a while, so here goes:
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 (or more) pages. Atonement by Ian McEwan
2. Open the book to page 123 and find the fifth sentence. And spineless. (Yes, that really is the entire sentence!)
3. Post the next three sentences. He went over it again and it looked the same. There was no way out, he would have to speak to her. He put his hand over the bell push.
4. Tag four people. Well, I'm usually among the last people to do these things, so if you haven't done it yet and want to, consider yourself tagged!