Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mission accomplished.

Doesn't it feel good to be able to check something off your new year's resolutions list when you're not even halfway through the year yet? Especially when you haven't done such a great job with most of your other resolutions? :)
Spin enough yarn for a knitting project. Check.
I've finished spinning the three packs of roving I bought from KnitPicks. I ended up with three skeins {94, 92, and 95 yards respectively}, which added up to 281 yards of yarn. It's all 3-ply worsted weight.

I've been working on this since January, and I love how I can see myself improving gradually. The first skein is very inconsistent, the second one is better, and the third one is the best. {Below are the first and third ones...the second photo wouldn't load for some reason!}

I'm so pleased with how they turned out. Of course I'm going to knit something with them...I'm not sure what. But I'm going to dye them first, so it might be a while before they get used. For now I'll just keep them close by and remind myself every so often, I made this yarn! :)

I am feeling a bit anxious now because I'm out of fiber. I'm sure I'll find a way to remedy that, though. :)

Until next time,


  1. Great job! Spinning is one of the many things on my "someday" list. :D Do you know what color you're going to dye them?

    1. I haven't decided on the color yet. :) I want to do a lot of experimenting with natural dyes this year. I'm really leaning towards saving these for the fall and dyeing them with sumac (with an iron afterbath), which grows wild everywhere on our farm. It makes a beautiful dark charcoal grey. :)

    2. That grey color sounds wonderful! Natural dyes have always fascinated to me, so I'm excited to see what you end up with. :D


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