Finally! This photo is the first of 2 skeins, before I set the twist. I lurve it. I can’t stop petting it. Or looking at it. This may be my most favorite handspun of all time.

Here’s the twins. The cake is the first skein off the bobbin, it is 3oz, 210 yds. The 2nd skein is also 3oz, but I haven’t measured out the yardage yet. I started with 6oz of Superwash Merino, and somehow, magically, I managed to get each skein to be 3oz on the nose. That makes me happy.
Dime for scale. I’m getting 15 wpi, so this about a sportweight yarn. I’ll be knitting my socks on 2.75mm (US2) needles.

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29 Responses to Fabulousness

  1. christy says:

    What awesome color. Great job!!

  2. Kaity says:

    Wow, that is some awesome handspun! Where was the roving from?

  3. anne says:

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. all this hanspun floating around the web – i have GOT to get my hands on some. my fingers are itching!

  4. Leslie says:

    Yummy! The colors are incredible.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Wow wow wow! That might be my favorite handspun of all time too!

  6. Romi says:

    Oooooooooh. Gorgeous!

  7. Tara says:

    Awesome! That is going to make a fabulous pair of socks. Can’t wait to see the FO.

  8. Leisel says:

    It looks fabulous. To me, it has a similar appearance to the recycled sari silk yarn that has been all the rage.

  9. Wannietta says:

    It’s wonderful – I can’t wait to see how it knits up!

  10. jennifer says:

    i LOVE it! the colors, the twist/ply, the fact you made twins! so so awesome, julia!

  11. Angie says:

    FABULOUS! Almost makes me want to learn to spin….but not quite…marvelous!

  12. Kathy says:

    Oh, gawd, Julia — that is AWESOME!

  13. Melissa says:

    That is beautiful. I love the colors!!

  14. stacey says:

    That is amazing!!!!!

  15. Marisol says:

    The colors and texture are amazing! What and awesome job you did!

  16. Monika says:

    Amazing! What wonderful colors and great spinning! Looking forward to your socks!

  17. Hope says:

    Beautiful! I would be so excited to start knitting with that. I’m always impressed with beautiful handspun. It’s probably why I keep spinning my own. It never fails to be magical.

  18. Katie says:

    I cannot wait to see that gorgeous yarn knit up!

  19. Adam says:

    Wow, those are going to be some amazing socks! Great job on the spinning, the yarn looks awesome!

  20. Ginny says:

    Scrumptious! I love the colors – it looks like it will be so much fun to knit with!

  21. Gorgeous! Amazingly Gorgeous! I can NOT wait to see how it knits up!

  22. Great job! Love the color! 🙂

  23. Beth S. says:

    Omigawd it’s *fabulous*….!

  24. Faith says:

    This is awesome! Mind if I link?

  25. carol says:

    Love love love LOVE it! those are some awesome colours and you plied them together in a very interestin gway.

  26. Liz Matthews says:

    I LOVE this! I think I may have to put this on my computer as a scren saver! It’s just yummy! Great Job!

  27. Rachel says:

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how it looks knit up!

  28. mel says:

    Mmmmmm – That IS fabulous! Drool-worthy, in fact. Those colors – and it looks so squoonchy – I wants to sqeeze it 🙂 Would you be willing to share your source? Is it purchased, hand-dyed?