I finished plying, washing and skeining my sock yarn spinning project before I realized I had ZERO pictures of it. So here it is in cake form!
I think I am not going to have enough for socks and I’m a little bummed. I have over 100 grams here but only 130-140 yards of heavy sport weight yarn. I think I will pull out my size 4 needles and start a toe of a sock. This will show me gauge and how far this yarn goes.
If it doesn’t work then I can rip it back and make something else. This also taught me that I need more fiber for a sock spin at my current skill level and singles size. So not a complete loss but did dampen my excitement.
Could you use a contrast yarn for the toes or heel and make shorty socks?
Maybe? The hard part will be matching fiber type and gauge since this is Handspun
Yes, I figured that might be tricky.
How do you spin your yarn? I wanted to Tey it so got a drop spindle but I think id prefer a wheel but that would take so much space
I spin on a Kiwi 3. I started on a spindle but the wheel was easier. I took a couple lessons and then just practiced. It does take up space but it’s so much faster than the spindle