Handspun!

So I have been bitten (and badly) by the spinning bug. I LOVE spinning! I have two drop spindles now so I can work on more than one thing! I am acquiring a fiber stash! (A small one, but still.) I just can’t get over how great it is that I can MAKE yarn. So now I will show you all some of the yarn I’ve been making! It’s a merino/tussah silk blend, and it is just heavenly soft.

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Aren’t those colors just stunning? I love how the blues streak, and how the silk makes it so shiny and wonderful. I think the brand for this is Ashland Bay, and it has been extremely easy to spin, not tangly at all! The fibers just sortof drift apart, you don’t have to tug or predraft at all, which is different from the other spinning project I’m working on, but you don’t get to hear about everything all at once πŸ˜›

Since I’m new at this, I’m not super consistent yet. Instead of getting all worked up and perfectionist about it (which I can do sometimes) I decided to celebrate the suckage and not even attempt to spin evenly. It actually makes surprisingly charming yarn once it’s plied up. Not even at all, but quite lovely for all that. And soft! This stuff makes a kitten seem positively prickly. Wanna see?

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See that? It’s yarn, and I MADE IT! and it’s pretty!

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I don’t even care that it takes a long time. It’s restful, and soothing, and nice. Spinning rocks!

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4 Comments

  1. projectstash

    Ahh, one day I hope to get bitten, too. Your hand spun looks lovely.

  2. I was really intimidated before I started actually doing it, then I realized that it’s not actually all that hard! and it’s even more relaxing than knitting.

  3. OMG! That’s so pretty! And it looks chunkyish too! YUM!

    And why wasn’t I following you already? Hmmm…

    • I don’t know, but I’m glad you’re following me now! You can see all my handspun goodies, I’ve got three projects going right now >.< I have a problem.

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