It’s been one week since I had my first and only spinning lesson. (I took my lessons from Detta!) I purchased some mill end wool at my lesson. It’s from the Brown Sheep company, so it’s similar to Lamb’s Pride. Here’s my first attempt at spinning and plying..
Besides the fact that I really detest thick and thin yarn, I hated the color. So, now I have this.
Aren’t they sophisticated colors? I used this!
My kids had never had Kool-Aid because I think it’s nasty. Superblond made some and they love it. I still think it’s nasty, but it sure makes ugly wool look a bit better!
Now I have icky yarn in great colors.
My second attempt was to just spin singles. I knit this.
The whole time I was knitting this thick and thin awful stuff, I was thinking about all the gorgeous yarn in my stash that I could be knitting with. Oh, well! And…while I’m playing true confessions, the buttons aren’t sewn on yet!
Yesterday, after a day off of disappointing spinning (I’m supposed to be instantly good at this, you know!) I spun more of the same wool, plied it, and I have this!
Ahh!!! Much better. It’s not perfect, but it wouldn’t kill me to knit with it. I don’t know what I have for yardage, because I can’t count at 2 AM! More true confessions…this yarn is still wet from its bath.
So, my model has the first and third rounds of yarn on her. HUGE improvement! I think there’s hope.
And up close…
Just so social services doesn’t come after me for neglecting my children, I did make them dinner last night!
I think I’ll go eat some leftovers!