Spinning: Crafting your own supplies!

Knitting hats, jumpers, mittens, and socks are what most knitters take on as projects.  What about lace knitting?  Shetland lace knitting to be exact.

I signed up for a Shetland Lace knitting class taught by Gudrun Johnston at Tolt Yarn and Wool, Carnation, WA, that happens tomorrow.  The lovely ladies at Tolt Yarn and Wool mentioned the class to me when I had stopped in last month on my way to visit the kids up at college.  I thanked them for the information, made my purchase and went on my way.

A few days later, after pondering the class, I rang them up to see if there were any spots left. Indeed there was and I signed up for the class.

Last weekend I decided since I did not buy any lace or fingering weight yarn per the class supply list, that I would spin my own yarn.  I did and I think it will do just fine.


A very full bobbin of plied wool.  I spun the singles on my Jensen while watching many episodes of Dr. Who.   I spent a few hours over two nights plying the singles on my Hansen eSpinner.

IMG_3187 665 yards 2-ply merino, fingering weight.

Let’s hope that I learn some good lace knitting tips and tricks tomorrow.

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