Spinning in Iceland

Since the looms here are quite rough, I decided to continue practicing spinning right away.  Luckily, they have a wonderful Louët wheel here and no one else is a spinner.  I've spun almost all of the pounds of fibers from the rescue sheep I brought in just the first two days.  I ordered a ton of washed fleece from one of my favorite places in Iceland today, so I have a feeling I'll be producing a lot of yarn during this residency.

Detail of the before and after.

Detail of the before and after.

From roving to yarn.

From roving to yarn.

Foster's merino cross roving arrives in the most spectacular spirals.

Foster's merino cross roving arrives in the most spectacular spirals.

Predrafting to make my beginner spinning more efficient.  The cinnamon buns amuse me.

Predrafting to make my beginner spinning more efficient.  The cinnamon buns amuse me.

On the wheel.

On the wheel.

Over a pound of yarn.  The Louët bobbins are huge.

Over a pound of yarn.  The Louët bobbins are huge.

A few days of practice makes a huge difference.  Here is one of my new yarns with one of my very first "yarns."

A few days of practice makes a huge difference.  Here is one of my new yarns with one of my very first "yarns."