Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Here's my Tunis all spun into just over 100 yards of light weight yarn. This isn't exactly an example of my best spinning or plying for that matter. I was kind of playing around with my new wheel and I also wasn't trying very hard. Sometimes, it's fun to just spin while watching tv or hanging out.
If I had been a bit more serious and committed to turning this fiber into a nice skein, I think it would have helped to run it through my carder. This Tunis really did have a shorter staple and the length was a little inconsistent. In retrospect, it would have been nice to blend it with another fiber.
Now I feel like I'm picking on this Tunis, but I don't mean to. While this yarn might be a little on the rustic side, I think it will be very pretty made into ornaments. Rustic and homey is what I'm going for with my 2012 Ornament Project, so I think this yarn will be perfect. I think it would be interesting to find some Tunis with a longer staple just to compare the two.