One small skein for man, one hobby that's taken hold for a lifetime

I finished my first skein of handspun yarn! I bought this merino (no tag on it, but I think it’s Cassis) over the holiday and started spinning it almost immediately. I even spun a little bit in the car on the drive home from Georgia. I finished the single and then wound it into a ball and double plied it by respinning the two ends from the ball together in the opposite direction of the singles. My yarn ended up very well balanced (not kinky) and I think it’s beautiful! I soaked it in hot water with a little Eucalan, then hung it to dry over the weekend. I just felt that it was finally dry, so I wrapped it into a skein to keep the twist. I’m so happy! It’s 3.2 ounces, but I’m not sure what the yardage is. I’m off to research one-skein projects I can make!

Here are some more photos of the progress:
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 10:14:55

    Congrats! It is beautiful!!

    Reply

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