Spinning · yarn

Oh, look…

…some singles.

Spun on my Turkish style drop spindle. Technically, this is not my first handspun. My first attempt was with some merino/silk top I’d gotten a couple of years ago at the CTS&W festival. Apparantly merino/silk is not the best choice for a beginning spinner. I was having the darndedst time making it work and nearly gave up on spinning altogether. Luckily, I didn’t and instead picked up this BFL at the NYS&W festival this past October. As you can tell, it’s going much more smoothly. Now, about my plying options… Suggestions welcome.

8 thoughts on “Oh, look…

  1. Ummm, When I first read this I thought it said “shingles” and I was going to give you lots of sympathy (I got them when my oldest was six weeks old)!

  2. Hi!

    I’m sorry, but I’m just stopping by for a completely non-relevant question. I would’ve emailed you, but I couldn’t find any contact information… I have a knitting blog, like you, and I’ve looked all over Ravelry for the little buttons you have under your free patterns pictures. I’ve seen them on several other blogs, but no where on the site. I’m really sorry for interrupting, but if you could just give me a shove in the right direction, I’d be beyond grateful! You can email me at cristy99@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance!

  3. It should eventually be socks. Knitting something entirely for yourself would really enhance that accomplished “I made string, from hair!” feeling. But I already said that. I think. But now I said it on the internet. Goodbye.

  4. Start with a simple two ply.

    You can of course knit with the singles, but I was so much ore satisfied to see the plied yarn. It felt like “real” yarn to me.

    Yay for handspun!!!!

  5. Well, the yarn is deLISH! The colors, dreamy; the textures fascinating….but hey, the 1943 penny? The “old steel-y”? Well, about made me eyes water, see — they only made those the year I was born! Yee-HAH! (You may now return to your regular spinning and knitting program.)

  6. I do alot of 2 plying. Works for a lot of things, and is pretty simple. And besides 3 plying, it’s about all I know! So that makes it easier to decide.

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