Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Spinster Chronicles

Yes my friends, I am now officially a spinster.  (and I'm loving every minute of it!)  Santa Claus brought me a learn to spin kit from KnitPicks with a convertible Turkish drop spindle and 100 grams of Peruvian wool roving.  It took a while to figure out what I was doing, and I made lots of noob errors, but the yarn I produced makes me so happy.

It's definitely not a consistent weight throughout, but thick and thin art yarn is totally in vogue nowadays.  (I think.)  I predrafted the roving for the singles and then plied it with a lace-weight wool/mohair blend in green.  I'm calling it "snowy pastures".  There are about 85 yards and I haven't decided what to knit with it yet.  Have another look with fingers for scale.  

1 comment:

themeegs said...

pretty! can't wait to see what you make with it.