I was fortunate enough to take a yarn spinning class recently. After all, what could be awesomer than making your own yarn? After the three classes, I think it’s safe to say I’m mildly obsessed with it. 🙂
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 ❤ 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)
- Yarn weight (based on Wraps Per Inch)
Click here to view my guide to figuring out how many yards you have!
The first skein, which I’ve dubbed “Harriet”…
- Spun on a drop spindle & then plied on a spinning wheel
- 44 grams
- 23 yards
- Super bulky weight (5 wpi)
This one was made from the leftovers of the first skein’s white (I spun too much of that color)…
- Spun on a drop spindle & plied on a spinning wheel, like “Harriet”
- 8 grams
- 14 yards
- Super bulky weight
“Cotton Candy”, my first foray into spinning with the wheel… (which is super fun and my favorite part!)
- Single ply yarn, spun (clockwise) on a spinning wheel
- 12 grams
- 64 yards
“Starry Night”. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it has some sparkly strands (which makes me very happy… I ❤ 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!