My First Handspun Skein
Look at that! It’s my very first handmade skein of yarn! It’s far from perfect, but I’m kinda in love with it, guys.
I started learning how to spin through this Craftsy class, and then got some first-hand instruction from a local arts teacher.
I was working with some sample superwash I got as a bonus in another order from Sheep Shed Studio, and this skein ended up being approximately 1.5oz/42g and 99yds/90m. According to this chart, that would make my yarn a dk weight, but according to wraps per inch it’s more like a fingering weight. I think the disparity is because the yarn is so uneven.
But I don’t even care, because I feel so accomplished for creating this! In case you’re curious, I used an Ashford Classic Drop Spindle to spin this thing.
Now I have to figure out something to make with it! What do you think I should knit with this? I need suggestions!
Tags: handspun, skein, spinning, superwash
Categorized in: Musings
How cool and how very talented of you! No suggestions I’m afraid!
I was in love at first site. So you either really did a good job or my husband and I need a date night. It’s so organic ad lovely. I think you should try some form of ombre dying technique and either make a shopping bag or a throw pillow. Whatever you decide you will have an interesrting story to tell for decades.