Saturday, November 11

Spinning and Sewing

Here is my very first attempt at spinning on a spinning wheel. It reminds me of sherbert:

You can see the roving I used in the background. I'm sorry to say that I do not remember in the slightest what kind of wool this is. (Oops!) I really enjoyed learning how to spin. A few times I sort of got into a groove and things when along smoothly - but then I'd have a big chunk (technical term) of wool sneak through my hands and have to be pulled back.

I'm not sure yet what I am going to make with it. Probably nothing for a while; I feel like it just needs to sit and be "yarn" for some time!

On other craft fronts, I have been looking for the perfect bag to take to work for months now. I was getting a little tired of juggling purse, lunch, water bottle, thermal coffee mug, knitting, etc. every morning but could not find exactly what I was looking for in a bag. Then I remembered a sewing pattern I had picked up over a year ago and it all came together.

This is McCalls #M4851 made from corduroy and flannel. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. It was relatively inexpensive also - both fabrics were on sale, just the interfacing (throughout the whole bag) was kinda of pricey. I've used it every day so far and it really is just what I needed!

In this photo you can see how the entire bottom piece is a pocket. There are also pockets inside, as well as a removable pocket divider thing that I haven't make yet.

That is a legal pad holder inside to get an idea of scale.


Libby said...

Wow... you've been busy. I agree that your yarn is very sherbetesque, but I absolutely love it and am in complete awe of your spinning skills. And your bag is fabulous - exactly what every working woman needs to tote the necessities (yes, this includes knitting) to work each morning.

Dandy said...

I love your bag, it would be a great knitting bag/everyday purse.
( thats what I've been looking for in a purse lately ;)

your spinning is great, I think it would make a great baby hat and bootie set for a little girl. Adorable!

brunhilda said...

I love the bag!