Way too much handspun cotton!

This is not even what I started with – I had already wound several yards off onto my niddy-noddy when I took this photo!  This is actually about a year’s worth of cotton spinning.  Several years ago I bought a pound of cotton sliver, and have been slowly working my way through it  I don’t have any particular project in mind, and it’ll be a very long time before I’ll really be able to use my loom again, so I had figured it would be OK if it took me forever.  I don’t think I’d accounted for losing my ball-winder, and then wanting the bobbin for something else.  I’m not even going to speculate on how much yardage is here!  Do you have any idea how sore a shoulder can get from having to manually wind off this much thread?

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3 thoughts on “Way too much handspun cotton!

  1. I scrapbook for a living and knit at night for pleasure- I've always wanted to spin my own yarn- maybe someday. A year is a long time- use it for a special project. Stopped by from SITS! p.s. your jewelry is beautiful!

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  2. Wow, you spin! I am in awe… I just started learning to knit a few weeks ago so I am completely fascinated by all the work that goes into handmade fibers. I know what you mean about the kiddos, too. I couldn't have even thought of learning this craft even a year ago with 2 toddler boys all over the place. Just when I would sit down, “crash!” or crying or some other nonsense. I am finding that even though I am a horrible beginning knitter, it is so relaxing!

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