I did it!! I produced a usable skein of yarn! My 70s Kitchen hand spun is washed, whacked and skein-ed up ready for a project.
I started with four ounces of 100% alpaca and ended up with 88 grams and 56 yards of a bulky yarn. It might be super bulky in some spots. It is a little ropey and still has some twist to the finished skein but I’m super proud.
I am pretty sure I want to knit with this right away. I did some Ravelry searching and found the Alpakka Har by Cait St. George that the toddler size would be just perfect for my yardage. As long as I hit gauge that is. But it’s a basic beanie so I think I can fudge it as needed.
Congratulations! It looks super. I can’t wait to see what you knit. Was this all done with a drop spindle?
I made the singles on the spindle and plies on my Hitchhiker wheel
Yay! Woo hoo! Congratulations, you’ll end up wanting to frame the wee hat…100% homemade, it’s a great feeling.
Fantastic! I’d love to learn to spin.