02 February 2012

Lagoon Merino Handspun

This pretty handspun has actually been completed for about a week, but I've only just gotten around to setting it.  As many of you probably know, I'm a college student, so I'm pretty busy as it is.  However, recently has been particularly hectic as I am finishing a honors thesis in the sciences and traveling twice a week for graduate school interviews.  In about an hour I'll be on my way to (warm, sunny) North Carolina!  So, I apologize if this post seems rushed.

Here is one of the more photogenic skeins of my thick/thin single ply handspun:

Spun: January 2012 
Roving: 100% merino wool (frabjous fibers) 
Colors: green, brown, blue 
Spindle: Schacht 3” Hi-Lo drop spindle (2.2 oz.) 
1 ply, ~? yards, 8.0 Ounces, 11 WPI (DK)

I haven't really had the chance to estimate how many yards of this I have, but it is likely quite a bit because I had eight ounces of the stuff.  You might remember that I recently bought this fiber at the cute little Winter Woolfest in Wamego, Kansas.  I have really enjoyed working with it even though I usually do not enjoy working with pure merino.  But this fiber was not very grabby at all and was wonderful and springy! 

Now I'm able to cross off yet another one of my Fiber Goals for 2012Learn to spin attractive relaxed singles

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who left such kind comments on my last post about my year of spinning.  I don't fancy myself a good spinner, but I hope to one day reach that level and your encouragement really helps!


  1. Ooooh, that is gorgeously pretty yarn :)

  2. Learning to spin relaxed singles is one of my spinning goals too! I hope mine will turn out as lovely as yours did!

  3. Awesome! It's so fun to see the before and after shots of the fiber! I love the colors, too.

  4. I loooove the turquoise color within your skein ... that's one of my favorites! Have a good trip!

  5. one word: JEALOUS. Haha.
    That looks amazing though. Singles are something I just cannot do well, which is why I will stick with plying for awhile.

  6. The colors are really wonderful - deep, rich, and so much fun. You are really a talented spinner!

  7. GORGEOUS yarn! Those colors are absolutely stunning, and you did such an amazing job. Have fun in sunny North Carolina! :)

  8. Your yarn is beautiful! Good luck with the interviews!

  9. Hate to break it to you, but you ARE a good spinner. :)
    This yarn is absolutely gorgeous!
    The colors are so delicious that I just want to take a bite out of it!!


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