My 1st Attempt at Hand Spun Wool

I finished spinning up the last of my Corriedale roving this morning!

Here is a closer pic of how the spun wool looks.

After taking several deep breaths, I slowly started to pull the spindle apart.

It worked perfectly. The ball didn’t collapse afterward nor did the hook snag any wool when I pulled it through the middle of the ball.

Now, I don’t know what to do with it. I would prefer the finished product to be a two-ply yarn. Plying it will help balance the yarn and lend it a more consistent thickness. I started out spinning with my muscles and nerves tensed and finished very relaxed. If left single ply, the yarn will read like a book.

I had originally intended to ply it with the brown roving I received two days ago. Yet, that would leave me in the same predicament. I would need to search for something to ply the 2nd ball of brown roving with.

I could ply the wool back onto itself, but I’ve never done that with such a large ball. I’ve only tried the method with just a few yards.

Well, that settles it. I need to go buy more roving. Grin.

11 thoughts on “My 1st Attempt at Hand Spun Wool

  1. That’s a niffty spindle you have. Brooklyn Tweed has done wonders with handspun yarn and garter stitch – when you have enough yards I would consider his garter stitch scarf.

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