Monday, August 17, 2009

Making yarn

For years and years the idea didn't occurred to me... I was (and still AM) annoyed at the lack of yarn-selection, but making my own ... then I fighted the idea because I realized getting supplies for spinning would be equally hard. But then as you might remember one spring day I cave in.
You can see the results of my very first tries in that post. I would have give up, but I do have a stubborn streak... I have a hard time accepting I cannot do something... so I kept trying, and here is my first skein of plied yarn, all about 25 meters of it... thick and thin and all the bad of a starter's yarn.

But by now, I wasn't about to give it up and I kept on spinning the single.

And plied up. One hundred meters. The thickness still varies, but I could see improvement. Can you?

The next step, was to dye this... Guess what color I though it would be fitting to use???

Orange of course... The bottle is to weigh it down a bit to release all the kinks that occurs as the result of spinning. I use a KOOL AID like drink powder mixing colors of orange, mandarin and some Mango Ice tea to have a bit of rusty shade...

Re-skeined... With all its faults I love it...

Now someone tell me what to knit with it!
It is about 65 grams, 100 meters .

I was thinking of a beret, maybe this one, but that calls for more yarn than I have... a cowl maybe or this thing... what do you think? Any suggestion?
And just to hope that I managed to spreading the fiber bug...Look who wanted to try spinning with my spindle...



3 comments:

h3dakota said...

WOW - you're spinning looks fantastic! I hope to be able to reach the point where I can spin laceweight or fingering weight, but it seems impossible sometimes. LOL

peony said...

No, it is not... this is my...like what? second skein, and it is between sport and light worsted weights, but now my next thing on the spindle is even thinner, and much more uniform...(though not as soft, but that is because of the cheap wool I got for practicing...

Isis said...

Love it ! Nice color, too !