Spin WIPs: Wensleydale & SW BFL

Current wheel project!

Spinning seems to be the only craft seeing some serious action these days. So serious that I have even stocked up on sweater quantities – basically anywhere from 500 to 800 gms of fiber to spin up. I haven’t started these projects yet tho. I reckon it’ll be a while before I get to it – I still have to figure out a pattern and game plan. No point spinning blind (not knowing how much yarn I need and what weight).

In the meantime, my spindle AND wheel have been seeing some action time. I’m still working on my own handdyed Wensleydale singles and it might take a while before I can finish spinning up all 4.5 oz of the stuff but so far, the results are pretty lovely. The picture below is the first skein of singles produced. It is slightly overspun but still has a very nice fuzz-halo to it. Yardage wise, it’s a whooping 400 meters and I reckon it’s weighing in at less than 50 gms!

The above is a superwash BFL from Hedgehog Fibres. I don’t really know what I am going to do with it but I reckon it’ll fair quite well for a 3-ply light fingering to fingering weight yarn. If the yardage is decent, I might use this for a shawl but otherwise, socks will just have to do. Tehehehe.

Spindle Spin: Wensleydale singles in Magical Forest

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