As predicted, most of my art time is going to spinning right now, so first up are some skeins of yarn I finished this week.
The first one is my very first skein spun on my new spinning wheel. I chose to do a Navajo 3-ply (or chain-ply) to finish the yarn, and I liked the result: a soft and fluffy yarn. I inherited the fiber along with the wheel. The previous owner thinks it may be Romney wool. (There is another larger skein of this, but I still need to wash it, so it’s not really finished yet.)
The other skein is yarn that I spun and plied on my hand spindles. This is a naturally dyed Corriedale that I bought at the Estes Park Wool Festival last summer. It’s been in storage on my plying spindle, waiting for me to wash it. I have more yarn to wash, but it all looks like what you see here.
And now for the first sock in the pair of fancy socks (Traveler’s Socks by Stefanie Bold) I started knitting two weeks ago:
As predicted, this pattern is more challenging than the one I usually use for socks. I had to unravel a bunch of rows because I’d misread the pattern, but I’ve been much more careful since. The second sock, a mirror image of the first, will be much easier because I understand how the pattern works now.
5 thoughts on “Finished Friday: One Sock and Two Skeins of Yarn”
WOW! You’ve got skills, girl. I’m completely impressed. 🙂
Thanks. I’m totally new to spinning and need a whole lot more practice, but it’s so magical turning a pile of fluff into yarn that I’m hooked.
I can only imagine. You know, all us WANAs are going to want to start buying your yarn. 🙂
I can’t imagine being good enough or productive enough to sell the yarn I spin. But who knows where this will lead?
Trust me, if it’s groovy and you have it, the WANAs will find a way to talk you into letting them horn in on the action. LOL.