Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Can you spin a bulky yarn?

When you first become a spinner its really easy to spin a think and thin yarn. Once you get more practice in then you can spin a bulky. Well once you have spun for awhile it become easy to spin a sock yarn or as some would call it frog hair. The real hard part is to spin a bulky yarn once you get to the frog hair stage. So this past weekend I attended a Spin In. My goal for the day, besides adding to the stash, I wanted to spin a bulky. Now that may sound like it would be easy. Well it was and it wasn't. I really had to think about what I was doing. But I am happy with the result. This is a hand painted roving that I got from Spunky fiber club about a year ago. Its called Down under. I ended up with about 140 yards in this 4 ounce ball of roving its also very soft which I'm real happy about. Next I want to spin a worsted weight yarn. I have a project planned that I will need 800 yards for a pound of roving.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It looks really lovely. I can't wait to see pictures of the others that you come up with.