Meet Olga ♥

It took a while but she’s up and I’m trying to get running!  Meet Olga … my newest toy.  I’m already in love so I’m going to act like all new parents and bombard y’all with “newborn” pictures.  😀 (ignore the books in the background — yeah … I read alot! 😀 )

IMG_4367 IMG_4369 IMG_4398 IMG_4416 IMG_4418Obviously, I couldn’t wait until daylight to get better pictures but y’all know how it is … this is pure excitement for me!  I didn’t get to paint her, but the butterflies will do for now.  Kinda symbolic of the metamorphosis from fibre to yarn to perfect project.

I’ve practiced treadling, drafting and feeding the fiber so far.  Sometimes it works out but I still have serious tension issues; experienced spinners would be able to tell that from the squiggles in the last picture.  But I’m gamed.  Eventually, I’ll work all that out.  Any tips, tricks and/or resources sent my way will be greatly appreciated.

Despite all that, I’m sooooooooo excited!  Can you tell?  It’ll be interesting to see what my spinning in the next 6 months looks like.