Sunday, May 18

check it out

my fourth handspun.141 yards of hand dyed merino.

I'm happy with how it turned out, but I think I should also consider this yarn a learning experience. Instead of splitting the roving vertically into very thin strips (and essentially pre-drafting, which it seems a lot of people do) I split it in half vertically and spun each half onto a bobbin. Which makes for some very long color repeats.

I'd like to knit it into something fairly soon so I can see what that looks like in a knitted garment. It might be really cool (esp if the color changes are subtle, as I hope they are), but it also might mean that there's a chunk of brown, and then a chunk of green.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll take a sweater of that!
-Mom

Kristina said...

Wow that is very pretty! Well done.

Alyssa said...

Gorgeous! I'm itching to spin something else...maybe I'll start tonight???