Finished Handspun

I think this was my fastest spinning ever. I guess that’s what happens when you can’t sew, right? I only took a break to weave in the millions of ends on a knitting project. I know I had the whole thing finished in a month. Except for washing the finished yarn. I only got that done this week.


The thing that sucks is that I couldn’t find any weights to hang at the bottom so it’s still a little curly.

In case you have no desire to go back to the first post about this yarn, it’s falklands wool from Wild Hare Fiber Studio.


That first half, I got lucky and the spools of singles were roughly the same length. On the second half, there was quite a bit more of one spool. So when I reached the end of one, I unrolled the second one to ply it on itself. That was such a mess! It worked but would have gone much better if I’d taken the time to make a center pull ball. Lesson learned. Maybe.


Requisite picture with a dime.


Also a picture with a strand of lace weight (purple) and a strand of light fingering weight (pink). My yarn isn’t the same weight all over but comparing it to these two yarns makes me think it’s goes from something like a very heavy lace weight to just about a light fingering weight. I have absolutely no clue how much there is but I’m still dreaming of combining it with some other yarn to make a colorwork sweater, maybe just on the yoke. And I keep thinking navy but I’m afraid the darker colors won’t pop against the navy. Maybe light grey? How might that look?


Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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3 comments on “Finished Handspun
  1. Charity says:

    I think this would look fantastic with a light grey! It’s interesting to see the change in saturation from the wool to the yarn. Such pretty colors!


    • I think you’re right about the light grey. It will provide enough contrast with all the colors. I did see another color in a shop that might look good: oxblood, a deep brownish red. It’s a more daring color combination than light grey and I’m completely unsure about it but it looked so pretty against my handspun in the store. If I have to order online, light grey will be the best choice since it doesn’t have to be the exact right shade. If I can find the right kind of yarn in person, then that deep red might be the best choice. So hard to figure out!


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