Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I really have new addiction. I bought a wheel a couple months ago and finally got it to work for me. Whoo hoo!

My first skein came out thick and thin. But one of my friends told me that the fiber wasn't really that good for a beginner. Drafting was very difficult.

When I was at Renaissance Yarn in Kent spinning, I bought some Louet Merino roving. This spins like a dream for me as a beginner.

Today I finished spinning it and plying it. It is now hanging in the shower drying.

Here are some photos I had promised awhile back of my finished Olive Branch Yoga Hoodie. My first hoodie. As you can see I left off the front pockets. I knit the first one up and it was so so small. I couldn't even get my fingers completely in. I don't have large hands either. Pockets are to use, so since they weren't usable, I left them off.

I also have finished the Child's Top down Bolero from Knitting Pure and Simple and the Toddler's Felted Hat. Both are for my grand-daughter Chloe's 3rd Birthday.

Check me out on Ravelry: lisamartz

All my photos are there also.

Until next time "Keep on Clickin" or "Whirrrrr!"


Rhonda said...

I think your handspun looks great for a first attempt. Bring it to knit night so we can all fondle it! :)

N. Maria said...

I find that all first time spinners spin thick and thin....even me. :)
Sad thing is....when you want to do that again......it's too hard! How is your spinning now?