Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sample Skein

I brought my gray fiber to the guild yesterday, hoping the ladies there could help identify it. 
The three main characteristics of the fiber were that it was soft, the staple was long, and the fiber had hardly any crimp.
The two main guesses were baby alpaca, and super wash merino.
No one had a definitive answer for me though.  And that's ok.

I plied up this sample skein from what was shown on the spindle in the last post.  That spindle was bothering me... it just wasn't helping me with the spinning process.  However, it plied wonderfully.  So I started the process again with a different spindle and it is going well.

The feel of the skein against my neck is very comfy.  I'm looking forward to making a scarf with this yarn.  I just hope it doesn't take me all winter to get enough yarn made. 


Nancy K. said...

I can't imagine trying to get any significant amount of yarn spun using a spindle!

Heck ~ I don't even use my Ashford wheel anymore...I use my Roberta Electronic!

I can't wait to see what you knit with the yarn.

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

lol Nancy. :)

I am still a clutz with the wheel. Spindles are easy for me.

And I can tell you what I'll knit with the yarn... a very simple scarf. I'm still in knitting kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school. :)

Karen B. said...

Best wishes with this spinning project. I seem unable to use a spindle, so I'm admiring your skein of yarn!

marchwind said...

Sabrina will you be at the guild tomorrow (Jan 1)? Sorry I missed the last meeting. I had to work and wasn't able to get away.

Do you think the fiber could be silk? Or a blend?

Nice little skein!