Thursday, May 11, 2006

First Yarn From New Wheel!



Here it is! The first real yarn I've made with the new wheel. This was from some Corriedale roving that I bought when I bought the wheel. I bought about 8 oz. of this, so there's a bunch more. I can tell that next skein will be quite different from this one, as my yarn is getting thinner and more consistent. It's very exciting to get results that are actually knittable and not an embarrassment.

It's hard to photograph these colors accurately. There's mostly black, some brown, and some streaks of light blue and cobalt blue. Maybe a little streak of grey here and there, too. My camera wants to overexpose the picture when I have just the yarn. I finally got this pic by setting the yarn on some white paper to bring up the value that the meter is seeing. Then, I cropped out the paper to get just my yarn at the correct exposure.

It's very dark and overcast here today. We're having the kind of weather I expect earlier in the spring: windy, rainy, brisk. Perfect weather for staying in and spinning or knitting.

6 comments:

dan said...

Nice job on the yarn... but, you probably should refrain from using the word "embarrassment" when describing this and other prior attempts at yarn. It's all part of process, which I know you know... I just had to say it. Good work! And happy spinning!

zib said...

Lovely work! Those colors are so pretty and I second what dan said, not an embarassment!

Carina said...

Nice! That's really good yarn. All right!!

Fun, isn't it? ;-)

Zonda said...

I love it! Wow, I think you are doing great but what do I know :) Can't wait to see more :)

Marji said...

thats fabulous Elizabeth!

Sssarahevt said...

That's some of the nicest black I've seen...and soooo even! Yeay for you!