Hand spinning – part 2

Happy Monday!

I’m sorry I haven’t been on last week much, I had the best intentions to blog on Friday but I ended up super busy with work and then we went to dinner for hubby’s work. And then, my weekend was completely full of spinning! I think I’ve become completely addicted.

If last week was fun, this week was just even better! We got to try all kind of different fibres and I made my very fist skein of yarn! How exciting!

I feel like I’ve gotten much better in a week already, I’m spinning much more even and thinner than I did and it’s been very encouraging to see progress. This week, we got to continue spinning our white Corriedale wool, but we also tried black Corriedale, alpaca and even processed wool top. We also learnt how to ply and wash our wool and I love how the washed wool looks and smell!

I’ve also already spun all my alpaca (the brown skein) and made a little sampler yarn, and you can see already that the fibre looks much finer and even than on my white wool, yay!

Now I just can’t wait for next week, when we will get to try dying!

Have a great week 😊

Emma

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23 responses to “Hand spinning – part 2

  1. Oho! I spy a new addiction!

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  2. Wow,my out are improving fast, Emma! I am seriously impressed!

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  3. AJ

    Wow you’ve gotten so good so quickly!!!

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    • haha thanks! I do feel like I’ve made a lot of progress and it’s such a nice feeling πŸ˜€ can’t wait to actually use the yarn though!

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      • AJ

        I bet! Do you have projects in mind while you’re making it?

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      • Not really so far as we are meant to bring back all we have spun to the class. I also only have very small quantities and I’m not sure what I can make. Maybe I could try to make a beanie, I’m sure it would be very soft and warm for the ears.

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      • AJ

        Oh that’s a good idea! Would you be able to use all the yarns together to make something?

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      • Maybe not my very first skein (it’s just very very big) but I think that now I’m spinning about the same yarn weight so I will probably be able to combine them. And I think we do get a free pattern with the class to make a scarf so I’m definitely waiting on that too πŸ˜ƒ

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      • AJ

        Oh perfect! That really is a well rounded class:)

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  4. It’s so addicting πŸ˜ƒπŸ€™

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  5. Beautiful spinning. You have a very natural ability I think. πŸ™‚

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  6. Emma, you are an inspiration! Look at you trying your hand at something new:)! I am excited to see all of the beautiful projects you make with your delicious hand spun yarns!!❀️❀️❀️

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    • You have no idea how excited I was to try this! and I’m loving it which is even better! I’m very excited to decide on projects with this yarn too, I just love how it feels after it has been washed 😊😘<3

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  7. You certainly are a busy bee! So many nice projects going. I can never understand people who do one thing at a time! ANd finish everything! I cannot be that disciplined.
    I spun years ago and loved doing it but I’m not much of a knitter. I’d love to spin with the wonderful colored fleeces that are availbale now…

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    • Thanks Deb, I can’t commit to a single project either (as you can probably tell!), and I’m far from finishing everything πŸ™ˆI still have projects going from 3 year ago πŸ˜…
      Maybe if you still have your wheel you could spin and sell your yarn to avid knitters? I know that many people would be happy to pay for some lovely hand spun yarn! Or you could team up with a knitting friend and she could knit you what you want from your hand spun. We’re doing coloured fleeces next week and I can’t wait!

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  8. This class sounds like so much fun! I might need to search out a class somewhere!

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    • It’s definitely so cool Brenna! The best part was being able to bring our wheels home for sure, it just makes such a difference because you can practice in between classes. I’m sure they would have classes not far from where you are, it’s becoming very popular

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  9. Nice job! It must be exciting to learn to spin your own wool!

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