Monday, August 18, 2008

Fixing Yarn

Quite a while ago, I thought I would make up some felted boxes. I found some yarn called White Buffalo that is "very feltable". However, it is soooo loosely spun, it might as well be roving. It kept pulling apart on me. So it sat in the stash since it was such a pain.
The other day, I was sitting in my living room, just vegetating and my eye fell upon my kick-spindle. I had an Aha! moment and decided to add some twist to the yarn. Since it is for a felting project, it doesn't matter that I am still in the uneven spinning stage of learning. And at the end I will have useful yarn!

It is coming out roughly worsted weight, I think. Since gauge for a felted box is pretty unimportant, I'm not too worried about the exact weight.