>> Sunday, August 16, 2009
After the first sample of yarn I created on my new wheel, it wasn't long before I wanted to create a second yarn. That ended up being CJ Kopec Creations' fiber called "Second Chances" which I spun into a worsted weight three ply. Here it is, all 160 yards of it:
Almost as soon as it was off the bobbins, I had to start this next fiber. It's 100% corriedale that I dyed myself in red, orange, and yellow. It was my first dyed fiber, and I wanted it thin. Laceweight thin. A difficult thing considering that this was only my third yarn ever. Thankfully, Bronwyn made it easy:
The last pic is 180 yards, which is a bit less than half of the amount of singles on the bobbins. The manufacturers say that one can get 4 ounces of fiber on a single bobbin. Each of the bobbins above has only 2 ounces of fiber. I don't know how to get any more on the bobbins! Maybe that will come in time??
Anyway, I'm in love with this fiber, which I've named "Come the Morning" as it looks like a firey sunrise to me. If the rest of the plying goes as well as this did, I may sell the fiber and make my debut into the handmade industry. I'm thinking about it.
What do you think of my new yarns? Be honest!