My Very First HandSpun SkeinsOctober 25, 2008
I must be honest, my first hand spun skein did not impress me at all. I was very dissatisfied with the results and let the yarn sit on my desk for over a week. This week, I spun afresh new skein, this time experimenting with different hand holds and drafting techniques. Again, I was not too impressed with the end result.
On Thursday, I was chatting away in a spinning forum and someone asked for pictures. I explained how ugly my skeins were and that pictures would only embarrass me further. She then asked if I had washed and weighted the skeins. I replied I had not, I did not think any amount of moisture or weight would make much of a difference in my skeins’ appearance. She strongly urged me to just go ahead, wash and weigh and that I may be surprised of the results.
Boy, was she right!
Unfortunately, I did not take any before photos. I did not want to document my ‘failure’, I wanted to make a nice yarn. I did however just take photos of the finished skeins. Please let me know what you think :)