Sunday, November 16, 2008

My First Handspun!


Needless to say I am VERY proud of myself!  I spun this lovely yarn from Teeswater & Cottswold roving I bought from Marilyn Lucero of Black Hills Woolies in Custer, SD.  She doesn't have a website but you can email her at mclucero@gwtc.net   I found her at The Black Sheep Festival in Eugene, OR last summer.  I spun it with my spindle from SpindleWood Co.,  I plied it using my Katie a-Go-Go, I wound my skeins using my Nancy's Niddy Noddy then I gave it a bath in Eucalan, whomped it and wound this gorgeous ball.  I think I have enough to make a very cozy pair of fingerless mitts for myself.   Since it is my very first handspun I've promised myself not to give them away...  I'm always giving my stuff away, but a girl's gotta keep some history for herself.   I think I'm just going to keep this ball to gaze upon for a while though...  I can't bear to part with it.  

1 comment:

Jennifer Kratz said...

its like you're offering up a gift of yarn to the gods :) Well, as a goddess, I can tell you its GORGEOUS! Congrats on your first ball o yarn.