Hey guys! Guess what?
I MADE A YARN! A real yarn! I made it! Me! Kate! Made a yarn! A YARN.
Here’s how I did it: I spinned and spinned and spinned and spinned and then I plied and plied and plied and plied and then I cursed and cursed and cursed and cursed. And then I niddy noddied and niddy noddied and niddy noddied and niddy noddied. And then I soaked and soaked and soaked and soaked and soaked and hung and hung and hung and hung and hung. And now – A YARN!!!
This was my yarn before its bath:
(I untwisted the hank before soaking it)
And this was it after:
I know it’s hard to tell from photos, but it’s soooo much softer and fluffier and happy now. Soaking it and hang-drying it turned it from “yarn-like spinning result” to “zomg I made a YARN!!!”
I’m rather pleased with myself, obviously.
Even if it is rather underplied.
Even if the second half of the skein is about a DK weight and the first half is a thick-and-thin cobweb to superbulky. (I learned how to spin a bit more evenly about midway through.)
Even if there are parts that are really overspun, and some that are very much under.
I have never, ever, EVER in my entire LIFE worked harder for 100 yards* of crappy yarn.
Nor have I ever been so proud to own 100 yards crappy yarn.
I MADE A YARN!!!
*Rough estimate. I forgot to measure it. But my niddy-noddy has an 18″ shaft and there are a couple extra inches in there besides, so it may be sorta accurate. Maybe. Probably not.