Saturday, April 05, 2008

After a busy week, I'm finally able to post. :)

And this is what I'm currently working on:

It's my first attempt at designing a plushie, but I'm not sure if I like how thin it is. I guess I'll see how it looks when I'm finished. (I was trying to make a plushie that's larger than the tiny faeries I'm making, but smaller than the huge Death plushie.)

And now, spinning things! I've finally gotten most of the spinning stuff I ordered (okay, it came fast, I've just been impatient), so I'm going to try them out later today.

This is a set of spindles in two sizes, a nostepinne, and a small niddy noddy I got from this eBay shop. I have no idea how well the spindles will spin, but they seem to have a good weight to them and the wood is really nice.

I got this spindle (from this eBay shop) because I wanted just a plain low whorl one (since I got the previously mentioned high whorl ones and I wanted to try out both to see which I like best), and it also came with some fiber.

I figure that if I really enjoy spinning (which I don't have any doubt that I will), and I'm decent at it, I can buy some nicer spindles later. I have a feeling that spinning will be like my sewing abilities (handsew awesomely but can't for the life of me figure out a sewing machine), so I doubt I'll need a wheel. ;) Anyway, I've been doing a LOT of reading on spinning and dyeing, so I have a good idea of where to start; I got three books that look to be helpful. Unfortunately, I'm having internet issues (it's taken me about an hour to write this post), so I'll link to those later.

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