Nothing Cozier than This
There is Nothing Cozier than This
The weather for wanting cozy sweaters, socks, shawls and other knit projects is in full swing. Nothing beats non-superwashed wool in the crisp air of fall and cold, snowy winters.
I’ve decided this year to go full fledge homesteading(or at least try) and that includes my winter wear. I almost have my hands on the entire process of our farm yarn. I feed and shear, but then take our fleece to a fiber mill.
From the mill I have the privilege of dyeing up my skeins. You would think that I would be content with this much of the process, but recently I discovered the satisfaction of spinning my own yarn. It is joy on a completely different level.
I’ve played around with spinning yarn through the years. I never had a project attached to anything that I spun and that’s where I fell short. My personality requires a project.
Are you built that way?
This year I am going to dye up, play with our roving and spin up some of our Coopworth sheep yarn.
I have such an appreciation of wool when involved with more of the process. The pioneer part of me was showing its true form when I spun 1 ply with my dropspindle and the other ply with my wheel.
Choose your weapon. It doesn’t matter what you use, like a dropspindle, spinning wheel or e-wheel.
The end product is the same. You are left with a warm, cozy feeling of accomplishment.
Here are my sock slippers. I used a size 4 needle where I wrestled between sock weight to bulky in my homespun. I loved every minute of the process.
Are you ready to spin up your own yarn? Comment below. I would love to hear from you.