Shoes and Yarn

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My first handspun!

On my beatiful new wheel anyway...Hurrah! It's mystery roving I bought several years ago in Kansas City. There wasn't a ton in the ball of roving. I'm going to guess 2oz or less. I should have weighed it before spinning, but I wasn't that smart. I spun it onto one bobbin and then wound it into a center pull ball and plied it from both ends. Which was an adventure and probably not the smartest way to ply on a wheel for the first time. I've done it from spindle spun yarn.

It's about 85 yrds of what I'm going to call a dk weight in most places. Yeah me. Now...what can I make with 85 yards of dk weight yarn?


  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Jenn said…

    Gwen, that's awesome! Congratulations on your first finished yarn. 85 yards, hmmm....narrow wrist warmers to keep your wrists warm while doing all that spinning?


  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Christine said…

    YAY GWEN!! WOO HOO! Love it! I'd say wrist warmers or maybe an ear warmer band?


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