Look! New handspun! It has been a little while since I have finished a skein that I really feel proud of, but here is a pretty example.
- Spun: June 2013
- Roving: merino/silk blend (Webs)
- Colors: Shiny olive green with specks of red
- Spindle: Schacht 3” Hi-Lo drop spindle (2.2 oz.)
- 3 ply, ~230 yards, ? Ounces, fingering weight
I had some of this fiber left over from my first spin-to-knit project, not enough to do much, but definitely worth spinning. This is such a nice fiber to spin, it is slick and easy to coax into thin strands. It is also very soft because of how fine the merino is and the silk content.
You can also see one of my hairs sticking out in this photo, that frequently happens when I get distracted while spinning. There is rarely a day when my long hair doesn't get in the way, I dread the inevitable day when one makes it into a lab experiment or a liver organoid starts developing hair follicles.