July 29, 2010

Crafty Friday 7/30

It's that time of the week again. Crafty Friday is here!!

I don't have anything super fancy this week to blog about because all of my "crafty" time has been taken up with making yarn. Specifically, this one skein of yarn. {sigh} This skein took forever!

Normally I spin yarn without much thought to what it's going to be when it "grows up", but this time I had a project in mind. Maybe that's why it seemed to take so long. I guess I was impatient.

Anyway, I had decided I wanted to make a lacy alpaca scarf kind of like this one and I needed a thinner yarn to make it. Mostly I spin chunkier worsted or bulky weight yarns because they make great hats, gloves and sweaters so spinning such a thin yarn was an eye opener.

Spinning up fat yarn is quick, but when you take the same amount of fiber and spin it into a really thin yarn you get a lot more yardage, but it takes that much longer.

My skein turned out just as I'd hoped. After nearly 2 weeks of spinning (about an hour a day) I had more than 800 yards of absolutely gorgeous silver alpaca for my scarf. Um, that will actually make 2 scarves I think.
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  1. Found you on NFF & am always glad to find new craft link parties and fellow "crafties" :) Also love that you made the yarn for your knitting!

  2. Hello! I am a new follower stopping by to say hey! Thanks for linking up! I hot a friday follow hop every week,so keep coming back! I love your homey blog feel. I am a fellow natural living blogger.

  3. I am completely impressed with your spinning skills. That yarn will make a beautiful scarf!
    Following from the Girl Creative and I am your newest follower.

  4. I just found your link up party and am looking forward to linking up in the future and finding other great crafting ideas! Thanks!

  5. Stopping by from your southern neighbor. I love that you spin your own yarn! I'm a Hoosier by birth but Boilermaker by choice. Stop by and say Hi at www.walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com



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