Sunday, March 15, 2009

Handspun Introduction

Cormo Handspun 2

Hello, I am Knithound's first handspun yarn. I am made of Cormo, which is a lovely breed of sheep that makes a wonderfully soft and fluffy/fuzzy wool. I was spun and plied entirely on a Bosworth midi spindle.

Knithound bought that spindle and the roving at Rhinebeck in October. But she was so intimidated by the spinning process it took her awhile to get the courage up to spin me. I'm glad she did it because I like being yarn.

Cormo Handspun 3

Cormo Handspun 5
I am thick, I am thin. I am overspun and I am underspun. I am all over the place. But I am yarn! And I will soon be something squooshy and warm and I will wrap around Knithound's head or neck and I will make her proud and I will keep her warm and I will be loved forever.

Cormo Handspun 1

8 comments:

Eliza said...

YAY!! it looks great! You must be so proud!!

The socks are also lovely. I'll be curious to hear how the yarn wears.

Lauren said...

gorgeous! and what a lovely color...

my first (also recent) attempt at spinning is WAY overspun and not at all soft or fluffy.

Susie said...

Lovely yarn. The colors are gorgeous. Congrats on your first spinning project!

Katie M. said...

It's yarn! I bet the resulting project will be texture-y and awesome.

Sara said...

Cathy and I are busy converting knitters into spinners everywhere we go...we're like the Mormons of the fiber world. You better hide and pretend you aren't home when we knock on your door.

It looks great!

knithound brooklyn said...

I've already been converted! No more salvation for me now!

barefoot rooster said...

this looks fantastic! yay for your first yarn!

Bethany said...

Looks terrific! Delicious spring colours, too!