I can make yarn!

Laugh at me if you will.

My attempts to spin "properly" failed like crazy a few months back. I threw away the spindle I was trying to learn with, and basically left the roving sitting all alone in a storage box.

Until yesterday... when I found my wool, a screwdriver, and a dream.

Here's my spindle:

And my yarn! About 12 yards (half an ounce) of wool. It's different thicknesses in different parts, ranging from laceweight to worsted, but the majority of it is about fingering-weight.

Next item on the agenda: spin up the rest of the roving (about 1/2 ounce more) and knit it up into a scarf or something similar.


Post a Comment 8 comments:

CanarySanctuary said...

Wow, I'd love to learn to spin!

Thanks for your kind words about my sweater design! I will be posting the chart in the near future - whenever I can get my hands on a scanner!

September 20, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Michaela said...

That is absolutely brilliant! Just the inspiration I need to look around my home for alternatives to the Louet drop spindle I've been wrestling with for ages.

September 29, 2007 at 11:39 AM

jenfromRI said...

Dude, that is so. cool. I would never have thought of that!

October 3, 2007 at 12:08 PM

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

Wow, never thought of that! I'm curious to how you latched it on...did you just tie the yarn onto the handle and just spin it?

October 6, 2007 at 10:25 PM

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

The yarn is gorgeous too! I love that color! :)

October 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Jill said...

Actually I used an alligator clip (like you'd use for papers) to hold the yarn on the screwdriver, then held it with the handle down and spun like you would on a spindle.

October 9, 2007 at 11:56 PM

sarah said...

No way would I laugh. First, you made yarn, decent yarn, using tools I doubt I'd have thought of using for that purpose. Second, you've got a pointy tool to hand.

October 30, 2007 at 9:13 AM

Angela said...

WOW! Look how inventive you are! McGiver would be proud!

November 7, 2007 at 1:21 PM

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