Monday, January 16, 2006

My First Real Skein of Homespun Yarn

I have been learning how to spin now for about 6 months. After many ugly attempts, I finally have spun enough to make a full skein that looks decent. I got the wool in an auction on eBay, and initially spun it WAY too tight. Last night, I ran it through my spinning wheel again in the opposite direction to loosen it up a bit. Then, I stretched it out in a swift, got it wet, and let it dry overnight. This morning, I was able to take it off the swift and it looks pretty good! It's just a single ply, but it's thick enough to be a worsted weight, so I guess I'll just use it as it is.

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