Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Own Handspun... Parto Uno

I have a new obsession... Pretty, pretty, soft, soft, soft, GORGEOUS unspun roving! Looky...

I bought it from Coley's Etsy shop, FLUFFfibers. This stuff is soooo fantastic! I purchased another colorway first, but then saw this one in her "Sold" items and begged for a recreation... It was done in like a day... I swear, SO FAST!

Anyways, here's an in-progress pic... I think this is the most interesting part of hand spinning, when you draft the fiber before spinning. I split my braid of roving in 7-8 sections first and then each section had to be drafted. (If you're interested, visit youtube and search for drop spindle. There are tons of instructions.) This picture shows the predrafted fiber on the right and the drafted, even fluffier fiber on the left.

And here's my finished, approximately 80 yards, single ply yarn. Soaking before going outside to dry in the hot Central CA sun...

Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll show you the finished product, all wound up in a pretty ball! And, if I can't help myself, which I'm sure could happen, maybe something made with it! I'm thinking this hat, maybe?

5 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm coming over so I can see how you turned that pile of pretty puff stuff into yarn. Soon you'll be telling us that you have a sheep out on the back patio...

Fluff said...

LOVE!! can't wait to see the finished product :) <3

Laura said...

That yarn came out beautiful! I love that hat pattern, too. I learned how to knit recently, but haven't attempted any hats yet - double pointed needles scare me, ha, ha!

Oiyi said...

Welcome to the dark side! Spinning is so fun. I can't wait to see the dried yarn.

Mom2fur said...

Oooh, it looks like cotton candy!