Poorly Done

When I started spinning my first loop bump on spindles, it took quite awhile to get the hang of it. Since loop fiber doesn’t precisely act like commercial top, I struggled a bit to get it even. And then as I got it more even, I spun thinner. And then I realized how thin I’d gotten my singles, and started thickening them up a bit again. So, as I am plying, I can tell that this skein is just plain poorly done. That’s ok though, I am sure I can find something, or somethings, to make it into for Bug, since these are precisely her colors. What I am proud of is that plying is happening, which means progress is finally being made!


3 thoughts on “Poorly Done

  1. It may be because I am not as skilled, but I tend to view these types of inconsistencies as just part of a handspun yarn – a human fingerprint of sorts. Whether it is a defense mechanism or just my personal taste, I embrace a bit of imperfection!

  2. That is a lot of spinning. I’m sure the end result will look much better off the wheel and wound up. Sometimes it is hard for me to get a good feel for the finished product when only seeing it from a snapshot sort of view.

  3. Thank you both for your encouraging words. I have to say though, it really is THAT BAD. I knew it would be as I was spinning it on the spindles, and decided that I could just chalk it all up to a learning experience. After this many years spinning, I can get a pretty good idea of how a hank will be prior to it being done, and I’ve known for some time now this wasn’t going to be a “good” skilled spin. That being said, there is hope for it, I can probably divide it into two sections, one of thicker yarn and the other of thinner yarn, and still find a decent project for it.

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