My very first Hand Spun yarn!!!

Ha!  Now you are in for it.  My first yarn has dried (and I’ve finally had time to do photographs), so you get to see my first (poor) efforts at spinning.

Here are my singles:
First Singles

Gee, can’t tell which one I did first, can you?  *Grin*

Plied singles

Here’s my plied yarn.  Please ignore the weird knot thing there and the occasional loop.  One single ran out before the other, so I tried to Navajo Ply the rest.  Not pretty nor easy to do with a seriously overspun single.

First Hand Spun

And here is the finished product.  A whopping 66 yards, which I’ll either make into a coffee mug cozy, or just leave it out as is for decoration.  I have a plan for the second yarn (including making enough to do something with), but I am waiting for my spinning book to arrive.  I ordered Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn by Maggie Casey  on recommendation.  Tracking says it left Des Moines on Sunday, but projected arrival is Thursday.  I guess I’ll just have to do something else until the book comes!!

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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4 Responses to My very first Hand Spun yarn!!!

  1. Carrie says:

    Those are fabulous singles for a first try! And an outstanding finished 2 ply. You did great.

  2. pk fairaday says:

    Wow- an ambitious project- but looks like fun- and good results, too!

  3. ThePaintedTiger says:

    Thank you, thank you! I admit that I’ve been lurking in the spinning groups on Ravelry and absorbing stuff from any links I can….like Abby’s site: http://www.abbysyarns.com/wordpress/ and some web video’s on spinning. I’d done a bit of spinning on spindle, but it was a super cheap little one, so didn’t do much for me. Definitely the first time I had plyed, though….it wasn’t as intimadating as I thought, but I did get tangled a few times, and one ply broke on me occassionally, leading to interesting fixes!!

  4. Sarah says:

    That’s your first try?? Your yarn looks great!

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