1/20/13

Navajo Spinning at VKL

Yesterday at Vogue Knitting Live, I had the opportunity to attend a class in Navajo spindle spinning with Katharine Cobey.
While it was not my first rodeo at the technique, it was the first time that I had successfully spun.
Instead of palming the spindle, I was taught to just use my fingertips. That helped me focus on the long-draw. That's another maneuver that did not agree with me in the past.

I enjoyed this trip to VKL, though it was short and sweet. With a ridonkulous stash of fiber and yarn, the plan was to just purchase on skein of Quivit, which I did from Bijou Basin Ranch. Dragonfly Fibers tempted me with a skein of Traveller in Violetta and Squishy Lace in the Mushroom Hunting colorway. Bead Biz offered Czech glass beads of a mingled green and turquoise color. I have no earthly idea what project to use them on,
That don't stop the shopping! You know what I'm talking about... I see you blushing...









1 comment:

Sharon V said...

Wow! Look at you go with that huge spindle! Sometimes the right teacher makes all the difference.

I can't wait to see what you make with your pretty beads and the Qiviut.