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 .....