Hand-spun: Midnight Lilac

My first hand spun and plied!!! Yay!


I plied and washed this last night. Plying wasn't as bad as I thought....I thought I would end up with a tangled mess, but everything turned out well. I'm really loving this. Not sure what I'll make with this yet.


Started: 27th August 2007

Finished: 01st September 2007


- Rovings from Wolle Roedel "Filzwolle", 50 g in colour blue-lilac

- 2-ply

- 51.75 m (approx. 56.25 yrds)

- 8-10 WPI

  • Marjan Hammink 8y

    that looks gorgeous!!!!!
    great job.
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @Yarnissima: Thanks!!! I'm feeling very smugged about this right now, since it's my first hand-spun and it turned out so good. :-)
  • KarenP 8y

    That is very pretty! What will you knit with it?
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @KarenP: Thank you! I have no idea what I'll do with it yet. Any suggestion? It's only 50 metres long....and I can probably knit it with 4-5 cm needles.
  • sew-mad 8y

    sieht verdammt gut aus - überhaupt nicht nach erstem versuch.

    vielleicht gibt das einen neckwarmer?
    kommt natürlich drauf an, ob das garn vielleicht ein bißchen kratzt oder nicht.
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @sew-mad: Danke! Ja, ich bin selber sehr überrascht, dass dies das Ergebnis vom ersten Versuch ist.

    Das Garn kratzt schon ein bisschen....also für einen Neckwarmer wäre es ungeeignet...außerdem trage ich keinen Neckwarmer. :-p
  • have you any wool? 8y

    Nice job! I love the colors, and your plying looks really even. I'm not sure what you could do with it, though, since it's only 50 meters. Maybe make yourself a shadow box with your first handspun skein inside?
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @have you any wool?: You know, I'm seriously thinking about doing that. :-p Thanks for the compliment!
  • Grace and Alice Schnebly 8y

    Wait a second... This is your first handspun?!!? You've got serious skills!
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @kathrynivy.com: Yup, it's my first complete hand-spun and plied yarn. ;-) Thanks for the compliment!
  • ladybean73 8y

    This is pretty yarn!! You did great for a first plying; way better than mine. Maybe save it as a first-time momento?
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @ladybean73: Thanks. Yeah, I'm thinking about just put it in a box and frame it as a work of art. :-p
  • adamknits 8y

    Wow, that's quite a natural talent there! I think you should definitely frame it :)
  • elemmaciltur 8y

    @adaknits: Thanks! Hehehe, yeah, framing it seems to be on the top of the list at the moment.
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