Friday, May 04, 2007

A Good Yarn

It hasn't taken as long to learn to spin as I thought it would. Of course, the learning is never over, but even John has noticed that the yarn coming off my wheel is good. For someone who only just started spinning this year, I'd say it's "good enough".

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This yarn, along with some more I have yet to spin, will be knit into a throw pillow. I wanted this homespun to be a worsted weight yarn. It was good practice to shoot for a particular size, though I missed it a bit. Since gauge is not critical for my project, I'm more than happy with the bulky weight I ended up with...the knitting will go faster.

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Fiber: Mystery Wool from Amy
Amount: 4 oz ?
Color: Black Brown
Yarn: 2 ply, 7 WPI, Approx. 160 yards

9 comments:

  1. You really are getting good!

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  2. The yarn looks so pretty, and I really like the color too!

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  3. Nice job....spinning is one of the things I want to learn. Look forward to seeing your pillow.

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  4. It's so rewarding to make a yarn that you're thinking "hey, this is good!" :)

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  5. Nice job! That looks just like the Rambouillet I am spinning. Nice and squishy! My husband wants fingerless gloves out of it.

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  6. That looks much better than just "good enough"! You're really picking spinning up quickly.

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  7. wonderful yarn! I love the color too.

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  8. Your yarn really is beautiful! It's hard to believe you've only been at it since December. That gives me hope...Oh and thanks for sharing the wonderful "beach" pics. The eggs are such in great find.

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  9. elizabeth11:31 AM

    I think it looks great! I've only been spinning about a month longer than you and while it came pretty quickly to me too, I agree - the learning is never over. I think that's the appeal of it!

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~Tracy