Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Check this...

...out! My first real handspun on a wheel, something that can actually be called a skein of yarn that is. I'm borrowing a friend of mine's wheel. Thank you to you!! Anyway, I spun this a while ago when my kids were sleeping, both at the same time, yippee. It took me about 2 hours, I couldn't believe it! I started out with 4 ounces of carded roving, a domestic wool blend of some kind, I got it from someone with no label and I ended up with 3.6 ounces of singles, thick and thin. I was playing around with the tension and things on the wheel trying to get to know it. Some of it has too much twist and some not enough. Although I think it is still usable to knit with for sure, I'm just not sure what I'll make with it yet. I have too many other projects on the needles to get to this anytime soon.  I hate spinning with boring fiber so this made it much more fun as a learning experience.


  1. Great job for some of your first wheel spun! I think the yarn would look lovely as fingerless mitts...

  2. Very nice and even! Makes me think of a purple sky with twinkly stars.

  3. Looks Great! you really are a fan of the sparkles... aren't ya?! :)


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