Monday, January 15, 2007

Originally uploaded by The Prolific Knitter.
Sorry about the absence; I attended (er, was working during) the Spin-In at the Knaughty Knitter on Saturday. Since then, it's been all spinning, all the time here. My first skein was sort of ratty-looking; the barberpole-ing was pretty, but the singles themselves were very uneven. This was round two, with the Fiber Denn's Merino Superwash in colorway Maple. (And psst, knottygnome, this company also made the roving I sent you. Just sayin'.)

Anyway, the singles were definitely the most even I've ever spun, and I'm very proud of the resulting yarn. It still has some thick spots, but man, is it ever soft and pretty! It's not even dry yet; I expect it to be even fluffier and puffier when dry. But, I'd only had 4 oz. to play with, and have used that all up now, so I've moved on to something a little more... generous. Specifically, a giant ball of roving from the same company in the "Surf" colorway (also bought at the fiber festival) which is a gorgeous blend of aqua, lime, and grassy green. I'll show you some of that tomorrow. ;)


Anonymous said...

i know, i know.

actually i've been wanting lately to learn how to spin, but when i look up directions on the internet, i get really overwhelmed.

maybe one of these days.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Gorgeous handspun. It is amazing when something comes out from under your hands and watchful eyes.

Anonymous said...

I'm Erica, and you responded to my question over at Wendy Knits. I'm pretty short, and my gauge will probably be about 8st/inch, so I guess I'll be alright. I've knit tons of socks and always have leftover yarn, so I don't know why I get so worked up about running out. Thanks for taking the time to answer!

Anonymous said...

Your yarn turned out REALLY lovely!!

Kris said...

Wow,gorgeous yarn!

Kris said...

I tried posting earlier but I don't think it went through. I hope this isn't a duplicate.

The yarn is gorgeous.

Jen said...

Ok, your yarn is really pretty! Love those colors.