Getting Better

Back on April 30, I finished my second spinning project!  I did not have time to post about it before I left for Maryland Sheep and Wool, so I am getting to it now.  I finished spinning 8 ounces of the pin-drafted roving I got from Ohio Valley Fibers at The Fiber Event in Greencastle.  I started spinning this fiber while I was at The Florida Sheep, Wool, and Herding Dog Festival, and in my post about that event, I included a progress photo.

Here is a picture of it on the bobbins after plying.

 

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I got 374 yards out of the 8 ounces, so it is a heavy worsted weight.  As I was plying, I could see a significant improvement between the beginning and end of spinning this yarn.  The yarn was thinner and more consistent as I went.  My joins were also better.

I hung the yarn to dry, without weighting it this time.

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Here’s a close-up so you can see for yourself that I am getting better!

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Now I have to figure out what to do with this yarn.  I don’t want to have it just sitting around.  I want to knit with my handspun!

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