Saturday, August 7, 2010

first skein of homespun

22 Comments:

Blogger wendyytb said...

You did this??? Way to go!!

August 7, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Toni aka irishlas said...

Sweet!

August 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You are one talented lady.

August 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger trish weill said...

AWESOME!

August 7, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

I did!

washed my sheeps' wool.
carded it.
spun it with a drop spindle.
wrappd the yarn around chair legs.
dipped the yarn in near-boiling water,
hung it to dry/set the twist.
twisted it into a skein.

a few more of these and I'll have a hat!

August 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger jugtownjane said...

Check this out, I mean to try it when I get fiber from my alpacas next year (bought them shorn). You don't need a true "nosti" to do it!
http://blog.designedlykristi.com/?p=335

August 7, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Robbie Knight said...

Squeeee! Beautiful! It's an even yarn with nice energy. Fingering weight-right, or thereabouts? That is PRETTY, woman!

August 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Robbie Knight said...

Ooops...bulky weight, actually! I love homespun, I love the funkiness of it. Get DOWN...

August 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Dahlia ChanTang said...

Looks so nice and fluffy! Congrats Jenna!

August 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Cheryl at The Cottage Times said...

So incredible! It's amazing to me and this is just right over my head. I love it. Let's see...first you have to learn to raise the sheep, keep them alive, shear them and turn their wool into yarn to knit...I have a long way to go. Jenna, you have got to be proud of yourself. I look forward to seeing the hat!

August 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Well, all I can say is you sure can spin a yarn!

Actually, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. You should learn a new stitch or something in its honor.

August 7, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Moose Nuggets said...

Totally wishing you would name your price...
*sigh*

August 8, 2010 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Tobi said...

Awesome, Jenna!

August 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Looks great! What breed are your three? I have some merino and it doesn't get as halo as that. I love that look.

I have to go learn how to knit so I can make myself a hat of my first spinnings. I want to wear my uneven, overspun wool hat with pride :)

August 8, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

it's mostly border leicester, with a little romney

August 8, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Robbie Knight said...

I love the halo, too...I was wondering if you'd done an Angora blend.

August 8, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

NICE!!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB JENNA!!!

August 8, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger My Edible Yard said...

Wow - truly beautiful.

August 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger MollyKnits said...

Awesome! I love spinning, but I hate drop spindles. I love me wheel.

Welcome to the dark side of the fiber arts.

August 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Mare said...

I love it! it looks so soft Jenna....

August 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

August 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Tracy P said...

The yarn is beautiful! I have a question - how do you go about buying a pair of hand carders? The ones I've seen online are pretty steep... is it worth spending the money, or are there places to find used or older ones? I've been checking ebay and craigslist to no avail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

August 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

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