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”
Your first home spun wool? Holy cow that’s awfully nice. And it’s nice and fine too. You should be very proud!
Looks great! What a cool drop spindle. I’ve never seen one like it before!
It looks great! I’m sensing the beginnings of a fiber addiction! :)
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.
Wow, that’s your first handspun? It looks really fanastic!
Nice job! I’m not a spinner, but your’s looks great. Hope you can find a worthy project for it!
Looks perfect! You are too good! Congratulations!
Wow, that’s way prettier than my first spinning attempt!
Oops, that last comment was me. ;)
Way to go, nimble fingers, OK, dyeing soon?
Very cool! I have to start spinning the wool I bought last month… I am eager to try, after seeing your results. :)