You Have My Apologies


OMG. I am SO sorry for what you are about to see…

I have such a problem Β just taking so many photos of one item-especially when I like it! πŸ™‚ It’s really innocent. I don’t mean to. It’s just that I get a little carried away. And it gets a little embarrassing to say the least. SO indulgent.

But, you’ll just have to suffer along with me today, lol!


This was a few days ago. This was probably about a little over half-way through what I had left.

And this is earlier today.


I used that ball winder trick again to get this done a little faster.


Then, I plied a 2-ply yarn on the wheel. I stuck my thumb through the center to keep it from collapsing in on itself. These are thinner singles than the yellow bulky weight singles I did before. I didn’t have to worry about it collapsing so much with that skein. But, this one was a little scarier. If it collapses into the center, a mess of tangles results and you could lose a lot of work in the long run and a lot of yarn in the finished skein. Ask me how I know. The thumb worked out though.


That’s kinda pretty. πŸ™‚

And…here’s where I get a little redundant…







(Hey, you were warned.)

But I love how this yarn came out!

Alright, I really got to get some other stuff done. Β Remember this? My first time spinning cotton on a wheel.


Finally got to the other side of the bobbin and am packing a little on here and there. I’m getting a little faster now as I get the hang of it. I think I’m beginning to smell another FO…

We’ll see if I can restrain myself next time.



  1. Craftie Allie says:

    SO PRETTY. Post all the pictures you want =]

  2. Please stop spinning such yummy yarn!!! (just joking) *wipes drool* LOL :p

  3. Agreed with both of the above! These pictures make me want to learn how to spin even more than I already do :).

    • You have to try it then! And post lots of photos! On my tumblr page when I started learning how to spin, I posted the whole process. So, I can go back and see all the progress from my first beginner skeins on. It’s a great confidence-booster as you go to see your progress and have folks cheering you on.

  4. Lovely yarn – the more photos the merrier!

  5. The singles went well on the ball winder but I can feel your anxiety about doubling up using your thumb. All turned out well in the end though didn’t it! and the pictures are lovely.

    • It did, thankfully! That project I referred to where winding it into a center pull ball did not work out…well, those remaining singles are still in a bag waiting to be finished! Sheesh.

  6. My spinning has fallen into the background just recently but seeing your beautiful skeins and the wonderful colours I am re inspired, must get the wheel out and get on with it. By the way great detail in the photos and so much detail


  7. Beautiful spinning and such yummy colors πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Tina. I still haven’t solidified an idea for a knit out of it. I love the colors in a skein. I wonder if I will feel the same when I knit with it. But I’m leaning toward a shawl…

  8. There can never be enough pictures of handspun yarn. I love that bright red bit that pops out! Lovely spinning. And I’m impressed you’re tackling cotton. I’m still to skeered to try.

    • A woman after my own heart!! πŸ˜‰

      OMG, Emily. Cotton feels like a brand new animal. Terrifying, but I can’t help but try it! You just have to do it some time! We can swap war stories. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh! So pretty!

  10. There’s no such thing as too many pictures of a skein of yarn that beautiful. I’ve done plying from both ends of a center-pull ball on a spindle, and it worked out well, but it was a little dicey, so when I decided to ply some yarn on my wheel that I had spun on spindles, I wound the singles from the spindles to bobbins by running the singles through my wheel with a lot of tension on the brake. Yep, I’m a coward. πŸ™‚

    • Lol! Well, if it ends up being yarn, it’s a score, however it gets on the bobbin, lol! I would actually rather do it your way in most cases. It’s so much safer to ply from bobbins. And for my yarn, I like to play it safe. But, I think this whole ball winder thing may have spoiled me a little…it’s quicker. I am such a sucker for that…

  11. nope, no such thing as too much when it comes to yarn, fiber, floof, or the animals that give us all of it πŸ˜‰ lovely job as always, love the grey,black & red, my inner vampire lover naturally radiates to them. I can not wait to buy a wheel someday, but love that you still use your gorgeous spindles all the time. keep the pic’s coming!

    • Thanks, kimber! I love both tools. But if you want to try a wheel too, don’t give up. I saw on tumblr recently where someone said she keeps track of Craigslist and just recently found a Schacht Matchless at a local resale shop for $200. Stranger things have happened! Keep an eye out for one because everywhere else but Delaware (I looked πŸ™‚ ) , you can always find one in a resale shop.

  12. Oooooh… The colors in that skein just GLOW. I love how beautiful they are. It’s making me think of magic and poisoned apples and scary forests at night. Very Grimm Brothers in a really good way. I feel like you should get to post as many pictures as you want when you’ve created something that lovely. You earned it by adding to the sum total of the beauty in the world.

  13. Pretty! I love the photos as you progressed.

    • Thank you! I love posting photos. I’m so glad you like that because I do get carried away: How would you like to see it from this angle? That angle a couple inches to the left? Oooh-what about from above?! ROFL! I am convinced you all just put up with my ridiculousness anymore, lol. Come to think of it, either you guys are extremely forgiving or y’all are bigger enablers than I am!! πŸ˜‰

  14. I love all the photos! I am not a spinner or a photographer, but it made me appreciate the process of the yarn all the more. Very lovely!

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