I can knit sockS!

I can knit socks! My first pair is finished, please excuse the bad photos– they were taken at night in my dark little house.

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You can see the stripes worked out ok after all.

 

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More Cotton Spinning!

Up to now I have been spinning on my tahkli spindle.

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Well, my beloved bought me a spinning wheel! Its a little Ashford e-spinner as it’s small and fits in our tiny house.

So of course I had to have a go at spinning cotton. It took a bit to get it working, you need just the right settings, not much tension and a fast speed but I got there!

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Spinning on my new spinning wheel. Left, the commercial cotton I’m trying to match. Right, mine.

 

The fist mini-skeins of cotton spin on my new spinning wheel. The first one was underspun but the second was better.

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And finally all my little skeins of cotton so far!

 

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Cotton on a Tahkli

So I treated myself to a learn to spin cotton pack from Cotton Clouds.
Here is my first attempt at spinning cotton, and my first attempt at using a tahkli.
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Here follows my second attempt. The little balls of cotton are medieval spindle whorls I wind my singles around to clear off my spindle for the next singles (I only have one tahkli) and my plying balls.
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