A Finished Project: Handspun in Rose Petals

Sometimes my spinning goes the way I hope and want it to go, and other times it doesn’t.  My recent finish definitely went they way I hoped it would and I absolutely love one it turned out!

I purchased these two braids of BFL/Nylon blend (4oz each) from Created By Elsie B last year.  This fiber was so soft and a true dream to spin.  The color is called Rose Petals, and my goal was at least 200 yards of heavy worsted weight to light bulky.

I pre-drafted the fiber to open it up to allow me to spin the colors out in longer motions. Kind of a “fractal” spinning method of sorts.

It really spun up nicely and I didn’t seem to over spin it, which I am guilty of doing more times than not and usually have a lot of over twist.   The colors started to really come out through spinning and it truly looked like I was spinning a bowl of rose petals. 

For the finish I decided to two ply and I am quite happy with my decision as the finished spin turned out just as I hoped it would.
I am also happy I decided to spin this on my Kiwi using my bulky flyer.  I managed to get all yarn plied onto one bobbin, which ended up at its fullest capacity.

I used an antique yarn winder to skein it up, which took me almost an hour to do because the winder is not in the best of shape and there were a couple of challenges while skeining.

The end result was 214 yards of squishy soft heavy worsted weight handspun that I absolutely love!  The colors are gorgeous and I can wait to use this finished handspun for a hat and possibly a pair of matching mitts.
Now to decide what to start spinning next and how I want to spin it.  I am still working on one spinning project that will be finished this weekend. So, I am thinking it’s a good time to start spinning my recently acquired Shetland wool for my Sheep Heid hat.

Until next time, be creative!

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