Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hand-spun yarn

As I was organizing some bags of craft supplies, I came across a few older crafts I haven't done in a while, like these balls of hand-spun yarn. I began spinning in college and was instantly hooked. I used a drop-spindle, and while it takes quite a while to get a decent amount of yarn spun, it is so addicting!


These are just a few of the balls I completed. I only ever knitted a hat from the yarn I spun, but would love to do a bigger project with all hand-spun yarn. I love multi-step projects. Buying the wool (one day I'd love to have my own sheep for wool!), spinning the wool, winding into balls, choosing a pattern, knitting the said pattern and then wearing (or gifting) the final product!

My next knitting project will be knitted Christmas stockings for me and Ryan's first Christmas!

4 comments:

  1. These yarns (or wool, as we refer to it here in NZ), look so delightfully soft.

    Andrea x

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  2. Thanks Andrea, I love the texture of wool. :)

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  3. Beautiful! you inspire me to get out my spinde! it has been sadly neglected this past couple of months.

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