Thursday, July 26, 2007

we have yarn

The title may seem a little silly. But of course, you might be saying, we have yarn.

What I mean is that this merino fiber:

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that you may remember from a couple of weeks ago, was spun into these bundles of singles (is there a proper spinner word for a spindle full of yarn? And some yarn that was offloaded from a spindle onto a handy knitting needle. In the most in-elegant way. Spinners, skip on down to the pictures. I pushed the yarn off the spindle and shoved the knitting needle in fast, before the hole closed up, and hoped I wasn't messing anything up. The spindle was "full", perhaps overfull, and I wasn't in a mood for winding the yarn off by hand. And I didn't know I could wind off of the spindle with my ball winder.)

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and then plied into this yarn:

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I'm so proud. My first spun yarn...

Now, this spinning thing, is reminding me of my start with quilting. The first quilt I started was not the first quilt I finished.

There is still this bit of yarn.

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That I spun, ummm, a couple of months ago. I need to clear those singles off of Judy's spindles and get them back to her. [Thanks again, Judy.]



Blogger bookgrump said...

Love the new yarn! So what are you going to make from it?

7/26/2007 1:50 PM

Blogger aisling said...


7/26/2007 2:48 PM

Blogger Micki said...

Woot--congratulations on your first handspun! You have every reason to be proud.

7/26/2007 4:50 PM


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