Not everyone is able to come out of the gate and spin like a pro. It takes practice and time. To prove that, I thought I’d show off some of my first yarns. I cleaned out a cabinet in the livingroom a few weeks ago and threw all the yarn into one box. In that one box there were some of my first yarns.
This one is my first ever yarn:
It’s hard to tell how not wonderful it is. Notice that it’s 2 different colors. Plying 2 different colors together is easier than one color because you can see the twist better. Which you can see the twist was way better in my first yarn than in the next one:
Honestly, this plying stinks. There are a few small perfect sections in there and the rest is woefully under plied. So under plied in fact that some of the yarns are just neighbors instead of being any resemblance to plied yarn.
And this one you can see it’s evening out and the plying is better.
I’m not sure what is up with the strange multicolors. I’m guessing I was trying to use up ends while I was trying to perfect what I was doing.
And here – I was trying to make low twist singles. I achieved low twist…so low in sections that I don’t know the yarn has stayed together. It certainly isn’t usable for knitting or crocheting. Not that I’d use it.
I achieved low twist…so low in sections that I don’t know the yarn has stayed together. It certainly isn’t usable for knitting or crocheting.
There were a couple of plain brown skeins in the bag with these but I just couldn’t get them to photograph well at all. They had underplied and overplied, undertwisted and overtwisted sections and some just plain bad yarn. Still it was all my first and I love it all. The green and white sits in my regular stash where I can see it often. The rest will go into a bag again to serve as a sort of time capsule for myself.