Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beginner core spinning

Last week I decided to take the plunge into learning core spinning. Core spinning is when you have a core yarn and you spin fiber around that core. Usually this fiber is spun perpendicular to the core. I am using a commercial core. I put a lot of S (counter-clockwise) twist into the core before starting. I did this because I am very slow at core spinning, and I don't want to end up with a yarn that is over twisted. I am core spinning with Z (clockwise) twist.

I love the way batts spin up his way.



Monday, May 19, 2014

Knitting toys again

Well I am back to knitting toys. Toy knitting is tons of fun. This fellow is called Bunny Longlegs. This is also his pattern name on ravelry. Absolutely NO seaming.