November 6, 2010

1000 metres and counting...

As some of you may already know, I began spinning in early November last year.  The 11th to be exact, so I will be celebrating my one year anniversary as a spinner in five short days.  

What most of you DONT know however, is that I originally learned to spin so I could spin my own lace weight know, to furnish my then new addiction: knitted lace. 

It has since been my goal to spin 1000m of yarn from 100g of fibre.  Today I finished skeining my first genuine attempt at achieving my goal and guess what? Here she is;  1060.5m of 2ply lace weight (merino/tussah) yarn weighing 105g.  

Merino/Tussah Silk (80/20 blend) from EGMTK (Blue Haze)
Shiny! Smooshy! So much yarn...YAY!
An Aussie 5c coin for perspective (around the same size as a US penny)
What an AWESOME way to celebrate one year of spinning!