Finished Friday: One Sock and Two Skeins of Yarn

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.)

Romney wool? The first yarn off my new wheel.
The first yarn off my new spinning wheel.

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.

Spindle-spun Corriedale dyed with Indigo and Golden Marguerite.
Spindle-spun Corriedale dyed with Indigo and Golden Marguerite.

And now for the first sock in the pair of fancy socks (Traveler’s Socks by Stefanie Bold) I started knitting two weeks ago:

The other sock is still on my needles.
The other sock is still on my needles.

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.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

5 thoughts on “Finished Friday: One Sock and Two Skeins of Yarn”

    1. 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.

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      1. I can’t imagine being good enough or productive enough to sell the yarn I spin. But who knows where this will lead?

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