I’ve had my spinning wheel for roughly 18 months now, but wasn’t able to really get any decent singles. So I put the wheel away for a while, and in the meantime bought some Craftsy classes and watched them and learned.
Last weekend I was dog sitting at the farm and I decided I was going to sit down and practice the techniques I’d learned from the Craftsy classes, and what do you know, SUCCESS!!!
Here’s my first single that I’m so happy with. I forgot to take a picture of the braid before starting to spin in, but it was gifted to me by Rosário (dona maria) when I bought the spinning wheel from her. It was a lovely braid in rainbow colours, as you can see from the single that I managed to spin.
It’s not all even, there are some thick-and-thin bits, but I think I managed to get the majority of it to be pretty much even.
So, I still had another braid to spin up, but I’d not taken it along with me and I was planning on spinning it up during this weekend, but as it happened, the company I work for decided to be extremely generous this year and gave us Carnaval day off, so Tuesday morning, after taking the dogs out for a long walk, I sat down and started on the 2nd braid.
This braid was again gifted to me by Rosário, last year as a birthday present. And this is the result…
Now I had two bobbins filled with singles, and it was time to ply them together.
The plying together definitely needs more work, but I’m super happy with my first ever handspun yarn. I managed to get roughly 274.5m in two skeins with a total of 191g. I still need to wash the yarn and dry it before even thinking of what I’m going to be making out of it, most likely a cowl or a hat.