It’s been more than 4 years, but I’ve actually finished! I finally finished spinning some yarn!
Actually, I finally finished spinning a LOT of yarn. (I think it was about 300 yards of worsted, though I can’t find where I wrote down the yardage… I guess I’ll have to measure it again… ugh! Suffice it to say, it’s a good amount. All skeined up, it’s the size of a large loaf of bread.)
And, y’all, it’s SO pretty!
It’s all sorts of beautiful shades of purple, teal, turquoise and blue, with variations in shininess and depth of color. I managed to do a 3-ply, which means that (mostly) every part of the yarn has 3 different-colored plies. So fun! And not something that you can find easily in shops.
The yarn is soft and squishy, a nice thick worsted (ish). I’ll be honest, it’s not perfect (it’s not perfectly even, and it’s a little over-spun). But it’s hand-made! Isn’t that the point?
Now I gotta admit- I’m thinking about getting another hank of fiber and spending the next 3-5 years making it into yarn.
Also, now I have to decide what to make with this yarn…. choices, choices!
It’s been a week. Between the kid teething, skipping naps, starting potty training, and generally stretching his “toddler” legs, I’m exhausted. I had plans to rip back my Stonecroft Shawl and get it finished, but I just couldn’t get it together.
Instead, I pulled out a project that hasn’t been touched in literally years. I busted out my spinning wheel.
(To be fair, the spinning wheel sees a lot of action when we have playdates- there’s nothing toddlers loves more than large, slightly dangerous machinery, especially if there’s a wheel involved.)
I pulled out the roving I purchased and started spinning in (Are you ready?) 2016! That’s 4 years ago. I got two-thirds of the way through the roving (and it wasn’t a big chunk of roving either!) and just stopped. I couldn’t tell you why- must have just gotten bored or something.
Anyway, I pulled it out again, and got spinning. It’s looking good, I think, and the actual spinning seems to be coming back faster than I expected. I guess it’s like riding a bike!
I’ll be curious to see what the yarn looks like when I’m done (since I don’t really have a plan for it), and if I can see a difference between the freshly-spun yarn and the sitting-on-the-shelf-since-the-Obama-administration yarn.
What projects have you resurrected after a long hibernation?