Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Another small skein spun on the Orkney. I think there's something like 33 yards in this one. I really love how it turned out. It's a Shetland/alpaca blend (brown in color) that was over dyed green....and a touch of green Angelina added for a bit of interest (although the Angelina doesn't really show up in the photos).

Here are the first two small skeins spun on the Orkney together.

Plyed the polwarth from last night. The Orkney is impressive. The freshly plyed yarn was wound off, twist set, and is outside drying.

Here's the sample skein from yesterday's drum carder fun. It's a blend of Suri alpaca/tussah silk/merino/Angelina...spun (and plyed) on my Spindlewood square drop spindle. The blend spun up fine....came out super soft with a nice sheen and lovely halo. I love the hint of color. It's exactly what I was going for. This mini skein has about 17 yards.


  1. Lots of gorgeous yarns in this post; makes me want to KNIT!

  2. Thank you. :) I usually start my day with a bit of knitting and end it with some spinning. Having a new wheel to get to know has been an added bonus.