For my birthday Rob bought me a beautiful Turkish drop spindle and so started my journey into yarn making. I got the hang of it pretty quickly and it seemed as if it was something my hands wanted to do. It's a very silly fancy of mine to think that spinning is so deeply ingrained into the female psyche that I had been waiting for a spindle to be given to me all my life and didn't know it.
So this is my first attempt. It's a rainbow of merino wool. What I didn't realise is that once you have spun the yarn you can ply it as many times as you like and then you have to give it a bath to 'set' the fibres.
so here it is...my first homespun yarn. It's been spun, plyed, washed, dried and balled up and it looks so beautiful.
I am making it into a bag so that I can keep my first skein for myself, also it really is not very even so I would be a bit embarrassed to give it to anyone.