I somewhat surprised myself by finishing two skeins of handspun yarn over the weekend. The rainbow Perendale which I’ve mentioned a few times and the Sparkle Batt from Edinburgh Yarn Festival were both plied, skeined and set. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them now, though Hobbit is quite keen on me making her a rainbow hat (for when she has growned a bit as she says). I’m pleased with how it’s gone, both in the amount of time I’ve found for spinning (after lunch and dinner mostly) and with the resulting yarn.
Yarn: somewhere between dk and aran, 100m
Spindles: Basic for spinning, Square for plying.
Ply: Chain-plied to keep the colour progression
Yarn: sportweight, 73m
Spun on: Basic spindle for spinning and plying.
Ply: 2ply from both ends of a centre-pull ball wound on the ball-winder