You may have noticed, I’m a collector of things…
When I find something I like, I normally just want more of it. I like Thomas’ Whole Wheat English Muffins, so I get two packages when I’m out rather than the one package. Nevermind that it’s on sale because the best before date is tomorrow. But, I carry the same ideas into my knitting and spinning. I’m just an overload kind of collector. I think something in my brain is wired to believe that I must have more than one in case something happens to the first…I don’t know. It could be a sickness, lol.
A few posts ago, daisiejane asked me how many spindles I had hoarded…I mean collected. 🙂 I really wasn’t sure. I know I have quite a few. Not as many as others…But, if this is any indication, I may need a better storage system at some point. Daisiejane, this photo is for you. 🙂
I believe I counted 17 here. There is one last spindle that isn’t in this photo. It’s my travel spindle and I decided not to take it out or I will be late for work today. 🙂
I started off spinning with high whorl drop spindles. I liked them so much, I kept collecting them. When I started wanting to try Turkish spindles, the same thing happened. Later on, I added a support spindle and once I got some singles to form, I added a few more.
Once I figured out how to get singles plied and finished, I had a whole new toy to play with…handspun! So, I started collecting those too (you may have picked up on that though 🙂 ).
These skeins were actually spins where I had finished the singles ages ago. I just n-plied them the night before last. The largest skein in the photo below was completed on one of the tiniest spindles in the photo above.
During the time I was interested in fitting a whole four ounces into a nicely wound cop while keeping the singles as consistent as possible. It’s a really nice yarn. But the green yarn is what astounds me. I spun that without much regard to the consistency and the final yarn is so textural…
I like it!
Not sure what I’m going to do with these in the end. But I liked my new pair of socks so much, I thought I might make another pair. You know, just in case something happens to the first pair. 🙂
Now, while I didn’t think I’d be collecting these, I have to take the time out to thank some bloggers out there for some awards and gifts. They make me blush a bit. 🙂
I may be using that sock yarn sooner than later!
Next, I would like to thank all of the bloggers of late who have nominated me for some really sweet awards. Please check out their blogs because I visit them as often as I can…although caityrosey seems to beat me to most of them! 🙂
So for the One Lovely Sunshine Blog Award, the Versatile Blogger Award and the Sunshine Blogger Award, I would really like to thank (in no particular order)
caityrosey of All She Wants to Do Is Knit
Laura Lee of Crafty Lady
bamboo#1 of Bamboo Number 1 Knits
Curls & Q of Curls & Q
Karen Berthine of The Sweaty Knitter
All awesome bloggers that I have had the privilege of “meeting” since beginning this blog. Thanks so much!
I have enjoyed the work of bloggers so much over the years that I wanted to become a blogger myself! 🙂 Thank you all for sharing yourselves, your kindnesses and your talents with me.