I did it! I made my first hank of yarn! It is a double ply, unbleached and undyed 100% Corriedale wool yarn. I started out with 2 oz of roving and ended up with 1.8 oz (52 grams) of plied yarn. I still have 0.2 oz of single ply yarn left, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with that. Because this was my first attempt at spinning, the yarn is slightly uneven but not terribly so. I am actually surprised how smoothly the spinning went, I had anticipated it to be much harder. Now what do I knit with my first handspun yarn? Any ideas anybody?
I'm a married woman with three children and one dog. We live in the lovely Santa Cruz Mountains in California. My biggest hobby is knitting and lately spinning, but I also enjoy other types of crafts and sewing. I like to scuba dive, both here in Monterey Bay and in more tropical locations.