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Pretty caked yarn

I decided to knit up my corridale into a scarf, and I’m tickled at how pretty the yarn looks all caked up. Not bad for this beginner spinner!

Spindle Work

A little action on my turkish spindle this week since I couldn’t get time to use my wheel.

From Fluff to Yarn

Merino

I started spinning my first ever rolags in a colourway called Monet’s Lily Pond. So far I’m learning a lot, I need a lot of twist into the singles. I’m hoping to get a 3 ply striping yarn for socks with this, but we’ll see how it goes…

More Yarn

It’s drying now to set the twist, a skein of Bright Idea I, 100% corriedale (LOVE) it poofed up so much!

New Fiber

I’ve been experimenting with different types of fiber preparation and yesterday these amazing rolags showed up in the mail. I’ve never spun from a rolag before, but I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’m thinking self striping sock yarn, if I’m lucky enough.

Time to Ply

I finally finished spinning up this amazing 100% corriedale fiber – and now it’s ready for plying. I’m trying to reach myself Navajo plying so I can do a 3ply, but it’s slow, so I might spin the rest of my galaxy braid in the meantime (that one will also be a 3ply but I have lots of that fiber).

Progress

Sometimes it’s hard to see how we’ve progressed over time when it comes to particular hobbies. I know when I started spinning I felt pretty hopeless. I would browse over Instagram and see all the beautiful skeins and wish mine could look like that.

Now that I’ve arranged my pictures together I can certainly see how far I’ve come in the last 4 months, and it’s something I’m very proud of.

On my Wheel

100% corriedale wool that I’ve separated into large chunks of colours to spin. I’m working on the yellow/orange first and then I’ll swap to the red/orange.

Next on the Wheel

I can’t wait to start my next spinning project. It’s a blend of fibers, and a LOT of sparkle. LOOK AT THE SPARKLE!

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