An Almost “Real” Skein of Yarn!

Blogged under spinning by Tammy on Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 5:56 am

It is not perfect by any means, but I’m so proud of it, my actual first practically “real” skein of yarn made by me and my little spindle!

I used Wool of the Andes roving from Knit Picks in the Dill Heather and Amethyst Heather colorways. Then after spinning each, I plied them together. I think this is only about 28 yards long, so it’s not a big guy. However, I would not have been able to have much more on my spindle. It just would not fit. I plan to attempt to make more of this same combination so that I can have enough to make something with it.

As you can see, I am in no way consistent as far as thickness, but as long as I make something simple like a scarf or cowl, I’m deeming this yarn “usable.” It is some progress when I compare it to my first skein, and this is skein number 5, so I’m encouraged.


  1. Comment by Eileen — March 15, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Won’t the inconsistency give a nice nubby look? The color combo is great!

  2. Comment by Tammy — March 16, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Thanks Eileen 🙂 It will probably still be pretty cool to work with. I’m just looking for perfection still!

  3. Comment by Cyndi L — March 16, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Tammy! That is so freaking cool! You *should* be very proud of it!

  4. Comment by Tammy — March 17, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Thanks Cyndi, spinning is just amazing.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment