Three Skein Wonder

The forest tones Northern Lights yarn is officially done. Eight ounces turned into 469 yards of light worsted weight beauty.

Close up yarn

Close up yarn


You can see how gorgeous the colors turned out. They make me think of pineneedles. It got quite interesting trying to fit as much yarn as possible on the bobbin. (It can only hold so much, you know.) As a crocheter, I know that lots of short pieces of yarn are not as nice as a couple long ones, so I was trying to get as long of a continuous strand as I could. That made for some odd tangles and wheel stalling.

And to make things even more interesting, the wheel developed yet another wobble, which I couldn’t fix with a piece of string. I ended up having to hang a full water bottle off of one of the footmen so the wheel would run truer.

Water Bottle Fix

Water Bottle Fix

But everything came out all right in the end. It’s a wonder to me to look at the three skeins. I haven’t spun that much of any one color before. They’re beautiful, not just because of color, but because they have an air of accomplishment about them. Not to mention they remind me of yarn shops and piles of gorgeous crocheted things.

Finished Yarn

Finished Yarn

2 Responses to Three Skein Wonder
  1. Nimelen
    September 17, 2008 | 9:46 am

    Oooooooh, that’s gorgeous! I think it’s my favorite of all your spun yarn so far. I could see a sweater made out of that. :o )

  2. Mama Mentor
    October 1, 2008 | 9:31 am

    That’s very pretty yarn. Very “ferny” looking.

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