Friday, February 17, 2012

My 1st Success

I have been spinning for a year & have spun a few skeins of yarn. But each skein of handspun is usually 200 - 300 yds & that's not enough for a shawl, maybe a hat or a pair of mittens. I did finished a skein of single ply which had more than 600 yds but it's not plyed & I am not sure of it's strength & durability when knitted.

Back in Dec, I started on another skein of fiber (polworth) which is nice & soft & this time, I tried my very best to spin as fine as possible.


It took me a while to finish spinning 100gms & then I had to ply the 2 singles together. I was surprised when I measured the plyed yarn - I had 550 yds of lace weight handspun! Wow, it was a major achievement for me as this is my 1st success in spinning fine yarn. I was really happy with it & could not stop admiring the lovely & soft yarn.


I specially choose this color for Helen as I wanted to spin it for her birthday in January. I did not finish spinning it in time for her birthday & I was also worried that the spinning may not be good enough. Anyway, it turned out well & I gave her the skein of handspun this week.

Remember my last post on my WIPs - well, I finished one of the socks. Now, I have a new pair of socks to add to my collection .....






6 comments:

Rose Red said...

Your yarn looks fantastic! Congratulations!

And more congratulations for getting another WIP off the list!

2paw said...

I love your special sock displayers! Well done on the spinning, it is such a lovely pink and I know Helen will love it!!

Roseann said...

Your yarn is gorgeous!!! You must be so pleased! I am amazed at your spinning talents as I was not spinning nearly as nicely a year after I started. Helen must be thrilled with her beautiful gift. Prety socks, you have a lovely knack for combining color and texture in your designs.

Sasha said...

What gorgeous yarn; well done Ann!
Another lovely pair of socks too, if they are for you I hope you have nice warm toes for many yeasr to come!

Momo4ever.Com said...

did it took you just one week to finish one sock??? :P

anyway...love that pink yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Looks like your spinning is progressing nicely! I, too, feel the urge to spin finer and finer though I'm not sure I actually have the skills to be doing that! Your progress is inspirational to me...I'll keep working on my skills!