It first looked like this:


And it became socks for Mag:

handspun socks

But there were issues with that batch of spinning. I won’t go into the details, and I did end up with a cutie pair of bitty socks, but we’ll just say there was a fight to the death with that first four ounces of fiber. I did not win.

That was a while ago (October?), and I still had another four ounces of fiber to play with. So on Saturday while the kids played outside with their father in some unseasonably warm weather, I got to it.

'scrappy' handspun

I guess I was going for worsted, but it came out rather bulky.  I still feel clueless about this whole spinning thing.  I enjoy doing it, I can make nice yarn, but I know there’s so much more to learn.  I’m just going to keep practicing and I think I’ll join the local spinning guild.

'scrappy' handspun

There is about 100 yards there and I love it unreasonably.  This morning it is finally dry, and it’s already on the pins.

Details: BFL Wool Top from Adrian at Hello Yarn, color ‘Scrappy’.

All I can think about is the rockin’ hat I’m going to make with this handspun, but I should be writing Christmas cards…baking the gingerbread…cleaning the house…you know how it is!  Off to knit!

12 thoughts on “‘scrappy’

  1. Beautiful ! The colors are so yummy and vibrant!

    Keep practicing, the more time you spend with it, the easier it gets. I know how it feels, I’m completely self taught because there are no spinners near me.

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