Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEW Fiber / Handspun Merino thick & thin yarns

As you all know from my last post, I'm starting to spin my own yarn! I couldn't bare to look at that skein of Merino anymore (...that one I pictured in my last post). I decided to make two hats out of it. They are both size Newborn photo prop hats. I'm really happy with how they came out, so I wanted to share them here!

  Newborn POM POM Beanie Hat

Newborn Beanie Hat with Organza Flower hair clip

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spinning fiber / Handpainted Merino Top

I recently decided to learn how to spin my own yarn on a drop spindle!
I am so excited to share one of my first skeins!

HORIZON 4oz. of Hand-painted Merino Top

 Spun super bulky, thick & thin on my bottom whorl drop spindle.

55+ yard skein
I think it turned out awesome.

This was my first time spinning this much fiber. I had one trial run before doing this fiber and it consisted of only half as much as this one. My first turned out well but I am even more satisfied with this one. I am still trying to decide whether I will be using this to crochet something for my prop shop or if I will be selling it!

Oh, what the future holds!