Handspun Yarn

Handspun Yarn

Two things I haven't done in a while, in one post.

Firstly, I haven't blogged for ages. There are a number of reasons for this, but they're not important now.

Secondly, I haven't done any spinning for a while, and I was really missing it. The alchemy of turning fluff into yarn (and then, into fabric) delights me so much.

Having been ill for a few weeks now, and on my own over the weekend while my other half was away at a friend's stag do, I was a bit lacking in the old delight, so what better way to spend a weekend than spinning in front of the TV.

First up I had to clear a couple of bobbins, but after having a bit of a practice I dug out the very special roving that was sent to me last year by my knittboard secret spinning pal.

She was so fabulously generous that it left me completely speechless, and went above and beyond the call of secret pal duty when I was going through a really difficult period in my life.

I have to say, spinning this roving was about the easiest spinning I've ever done, and I'm so pleased with the results.

I got about 206 yards of fingering weight singles out of 50g of roving, which should be enough for me to make a lacy scarf with.

Until then, I'm just going to pet it a bit more, because it's so very pretty.