Homespun

I think there is a difference between handspun and homespun.   Handspun elicits pictures of something done well and with purpose, evenly spun, or not but always depending on how the spinner wanted to create yarn. Whereas homespun brings to mind something basic to me.  And I often strive to create handspun rather than homespun.

Unfortunately, sometimes despite ones best efforts, yarn becomes what it wants rather than what the spinner wants it to be.  And such was the case with this turquoise.  I had some beautiful batts with wool, silk, angora, and alpaca.  But it just wouldn’t spin into anything but thick and thin worsted. So not my best spinning efforts, but it still turned out awfully pretty!  I ended up with 318 yards.

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