Sunday, January 14, 2007

From fiber to yarn

Just before Christmas, I began spinning up some Romney that I had bought from Spunky Eclectic. I have been spinning a little bit everyday. Yesterday, Amber, Amber, Nina, and Helena over for a Marathon of "House" and spinning and knitting. They knitted, I spun. And I spun and I spun the Spunky Eclectic. When I finished off the fiber, I plied, and plied and plied and produced:


Then I set and hung them out to dry in the bathroom, hanks of beads being used as weights:


And then there was the finished handspun yarn. I'm quite happy with it! My wraps per inch tool is telling me that it's about 24 wraps per inch which places it just a little thinner than fingering weight. Lace weight is supposed to be 35+ WPI so i wonder what's in between. What do I plan on using this for? I think something out of Victorian Lace Today.



Anonymous said...

I had such a great time yesterday Judy! Thank you! Your yarn looks fabulous.

bethc said...

Looks beautiful! Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Anonymous said...

The spunky looks GREAT!