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My Very Own Special Yarn. Knitted Sweater Project, Post II, Spinning of the Fiber.

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I’m super excited to share this post about the making of yarn with you all.  My good friend has done SO much work to make this yarn for me.  In this post you will see how she spins the dyed fiber into yarn and then plys it together.  It is such a beautiful art and is so rare to find someone who has the skills and know how to make yarn!

Hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn is the best!

If you missed the first post about dying the roving check here.

Spinning the fiber

Spinning the fiber

To make it easier to spin I do some predrafting

To make it easier to spin I do some predrafting

You can see the fibers stretching out.

You can see the fibers stretching out.

the skinny fiber drafted out. This loosens up the fibers to make it faster to spin.

the skinny fiber drafted out. This loosens up the fibers to make it faster to spin.

drafting and slowly letting the twist in

drafting and slowly letting the twist in

The bare yarn all spun up into singles ready to be plyed together to make the finished yarn.

The bare yarn all spun up into singles ready to be plyed together to make the finished yarn.

To get all the yardage I can, I made a center pull ball to ply from both ends after I went through all the rest of singles.

To get all the yardage I can, I made a center pull ball to ply from both ends after I went through all the rest of singles.

The bare yarn on the niddy noddy which is used for skeining up the yarn. This one makes a skein that is about 2 yards.

The bare yarn on the niddy noddy which is used for skeining up the yarn. This one makes a skein that is about 2 yards.

The greys all spun up. The darker ones are on the top and the lighter ones at the bottom.

The greys all spun up. The darker ones are on the top and the lighter ones at the bottom.

A lighter (on the left) and darker (on the right) ready to be plyed together to make the finished yarn.

A lighter (on the left) and darker (on the right) ready to be plyed together to make the finished yarn.

The massive amount of grey yarn on the niddy noddy (with a photobomb by my son who also really liked this yarn).

The massive amount of grey yarn on the niddy noddy (with a photobomb by my son who also really liked this yarn).

the skeins washed and thwacked and hanging out to dry. It is crazy how much water yarn can hold! I wish I had a picture of my husband and I wringing out the grey. It took It took 4-5 days to dry!

the skeins washed and thwacked and hanging out to dry. It is crazy how much water yarn can hold! I wish I had a picture of my husband and I wringing out the grey. It took It took 4-5 days to dry!

Stay tuned to see the finish skeins…I received them today!  I can not wait to get this yarn onto my needles!

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Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

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