Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm a Spinner!

Okay, so I'm not very good (yet), but I managed to get some singles yarn!  It was a little more difficult since Andrew liked my spindle hanging and kept touching it, which would throw off the spin!  I have some lovely colored roving, but I wanted to start with white so that I didn't waste the color!  This is Coopworth wool which I found this information about:

Fiber characteristics: The wool is silky with a "high spiral-type" crimp, a bright luster, and pointed at the tips. Staples may be round or flat.

Average fleece weight: Fleece weights average 10-13 lbs.

Average fiber length: The staple length is 6-8 inches.

Micron diameter: 35-39 (coarse)

My hours' worth of yarn

close up of the yarn


A.G. said...

How fun! I'd like to try that some day.

Ed & Dottie said...

You will get the hang of it & if you didn't have "helpers" helping it would be easier too.

Amy :) said...

Very cool! Have fun!! :)

Tammy said...

I've never tried spinning, but I've heard it's quite addicting! Have fun! :-)

Teresa said...

That's pretty good looking yarn for a first try . . . my first spindle spinning wasn't nearly that nice and even! Keep going and I agree with the spinning the white first to get the hang of it - and save your first hank of yarn because you'll enjoy looking at it in 6 months!