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Shetland Handspun (fingering?) June 6, 2007

Filed under: 2007,shetland,spinning — crazymonkeycreates @ 7:16 pm

I’ve been spinning my shetland fleeces bulky, and last night I got a great idea. Why not try to spin it thinner? It likes being spun thin, and I’ve been fighting with it a little to spin it bulky (2 worsted-ish sized singles). So, 2 bobbins later, I’ve got 163 (or so) yards of a near fingering-weight shetland yarn. I can’t find my WPI tool — so I may be heading to the Llama Store before work. Yarn preparation? None. It’s been washed and I pull it out of the lingerie bag in clumps. I like to spin from ‘clumps’ of fiber in the first place — I’ve been known to spin from the big chunk of prepared top, without pre-drafting, so this is no big deal. 🙂

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3 Responses to “Shetland Handspun (fingering?)”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Hey Christy,

    I just realized you had a different URL to your blog. I like the nifty new layout and I’m in awe of your new spinning endeavor. I need to get back to spinning again, it has been way too long since I’ve done that. Remember, you are always welcome to come here and use my drumcarder if you need it.

    ~ Ellen

  2. crazymonkeycreates Says:

    I’ve been spinning “clumps” of fiber, and it works out beautifully. If I want to blend anything I’ll give you a call. 🙂

  3. anna Says:

    That shetland looks so soft and fluffy. Beautiful stuff. I wish I knew how to spin!!!


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