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.

Happy Yarning,





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