I still consider myself a novice at spinning. I have found the joy of spinning is when plying and finishing a yarn and having the feeling that perhaps, maybe perhaps, this yarn is probably the best thing I’ve ever spun… so far. The joy is when this happens on a regular basis (which is not always the case).
In my quest to use what I bought at Bendigo last year, before Bendigo this year, I’ve been spinning up some Kathy’s Fibres BFL/Kid Mohair. Here are the two colourways:
I loved the pink, purple, green colourway, but unfortunately that was her last one so I teamed it with the brown and orange. I split these three ways as my intention was to spin for 3 ply socks. I don’t always know what I’m spinning for, so I call this one planned. These are the singles:
And here is the finished yarn (after plying but before washing):
I can’t wait to turn this into ‘Vanilla’ Socks. My bobbins are now clear for The Thylacine’s Sock Fibre Spin/Knit along. I received my first installment this week, and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. I know a few of you have already started, I would be super impressed and full of
hate envy if anyone shows up with finished socks on Monday night. But then again, it’s going to be a wet weekend.
5 thoughts on “My best handspun so far”
Oh my, I can’t wait to see your yarn in person on Monday it looks absolutely gorgeous.
novice? I don’t think so!!!
That looks so lovely!!
I came back for another longing look. Oh so gorgeous, so flipping’ gorgeous, really yum. Damn I found a downside to hand-spun, the inability to reproduce that yarn for myself 😦
Thanks Melanie! I’ll have to get Damian to take a better photo for longevity. I love showing you my hand spun, you’re so complimentary 😉
Erm, because your spinning is so lovely