Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Yarn Story.

This is my spindle. I made the whorl out of polymer clay. It's a little heavy, so I decided to make another, lighter one. Perhaps you'll see it in another post.

Here is the ball of roving. It came in a sampler package of different colors. There was less than an ounce of each color.

And here is the same roving, after I unrolled it and drafted it a little.

Here, we have the spun yarn. Hooray!

And here is the yarn, wrapped around a chair back, waiting to be wrapped into a skein. It's about 9 yards.

And, finally, the finished skein!

I was going to knit it up, and post a picture of the knitted fabric, but I decided to wait until I get all of the colors done. Then I'll knit up a striped bag, and felt it.

Coming up tomorrow... the first pictures of my work-in-progress: the Rebekah and Allyson Shawl!


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! I want to learn to drop spin but am not at the point I can start another hobby. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations-not only did you do a very nice job spinning, but you made your own equipment! I will warn you to be careful where this leads you...in my case I ended up with sheep and angora rabbits!

  3. Wow! Just wow. Very impressed.


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