Saturday, November 5, 2011

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face







Here is the product of my first EVER handspun yarn!  This is approx. 21 yds of bulky wt Merino in a single.  The gray bits are pieces of scrap I used to tie the hank.  It's not perfect.  It's not a lot.  But it's all mine!  It's absolutely amazing to me that I took processed sheep wool and made it into yarn all by myself!  NOW I understand why spinners love to spin.  It was creative and meditative and offers an amazing sense of accomplishment.  I don't know that I'll knit this little bit into anything.  I may just keep it so that I can remember my first attempts at spinning!


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10 comments:

  1. I LOVE it!
    I made a hat with my first handspun. The yarn was lumpy and both over and underplied. :-)
    I still have a small hank of it left over. I used some of it to tie my orifice tools to my wheels. I wish I could spin like that again. It's an art yarn. :-)

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  2. AWESOME!! I LOVE it!! Great job!!

    strickland66

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  3. I love it and I think it is perfect. And frankly I am in awe that you did it.
    Meredith

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  4. I hope my first comes looking as good as yours!

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  5. I made a little pin cushion that will never see the light of day again ;-) It is good to have something to look back on later and see how far you have come.

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I hope I can post my first hand spun skein soon! I have a drop spindel on my wishing list for Xmas!

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  7. I love the wool it must feel great to make your own yarn.

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  8. I think that this is an incredible first attempt - a lovely thick & thin art yarn. You can make something or not. I only just learned to spin and haven't practiced at home yet. So I am very impressed **high five**

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  9. It's much better than my first handspun. You know what the next step is don't you - taking a raw fleece and processing it all the way through to a finished item. My goal for next year is to shear the sheep, spin the fleece and knit or weave something. Spinning is addictive!

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