Spinning

I was fortunate enough to take a yarn spinning class recently. After all, what could be awesomer than making your own yarn?ย After the three classes, I think it’s safe to say I’m mildly obsessed with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to keep track of the yarn that I spin, so I’ve created this page to document it. I’ll be recording several things with each skein of yarn:

  • A picture (because I โค pictures!)
  • Fiber content
  • What it was spun on (drop spindle/wheel), if it was plied, and if it’s a single, what direction it was spun in (clockwise/counterclockwise)
  • Weight
  • Yardage
  • Yarn weight (based onย Wraps Per Inch)

Click here to view my guide to figuring out how many yards you have!

"Harriet" yarn

The first skein, which I’ve dubbed “Harriet”…

  • Wool
  • Spun on a drop spindle & then plied on a spinning wheel
  • 44 grams
  • 23 yards
  • Super bulky weight (5 wpi)
See any similarities? :)

See any similarities? ๐Ÿ™‚

"Blanche" yarn

This one was made from the leftovers of the first skein’s white (I spun too much of that color)…

  • Wool
  • Spun on a drop spindle & plied on a spinning wheel, like “Harriet”
  • 8 grams
  • 14 yards
  • Super bulky weight

"Cotton Candy" yarn

“Cotton Candy”, my first foray into spinning with the wheel… (which is super fun and my favorite part!)

  • Wool
  • Single ply yarn, spun (clockwise) on a spinning wheel
  • 12 grams
  • 64 yards

"Starry Night" yarn

“Starry Night”. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it has some sparkly strands (which makes me very happy… I โค sparkles!) It was carded from a bunch of scraps, so there’s lots of different fibers in there. It was very interesting to spin.

  • Wool (ish)
  • Single ply, spun clockwise on a spinning wheel
  • 15 grams
  • 75 yards

This page will be updated with more yarn whenever I get the opportunity to spin some! I’ll also be updating the information just so I can keep track.

Keep calm and spin yarn!

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