Spinning Yarn – What Have I Got Myself Into??

It has been a while since I blogged, but I have good reason…. ever tried spinning your own yarn? If you have, then you know what I’m talking about when I say that it is VERY addictive…. hard to put down. You just want to keep spinning and spinning and spinning and….. hey, you get the idea!

While on my knitting retreat, a helpful fellow knitter/spinner graciously offered to show me how to spin using a drop spindle. Little did I know what I was getting into. A whole new world of fun is now open to me, experimenting with different types of roving, seeing what spinning in different directions does to your finished work, finding the right amount of twist for your yarn, etc. And that is just touching the surface of new and exciting things to try!

Here are some pics of my new adventures into the world of spinning:

Coopworth Wool Roving

Ball of Coopworth Wool Roving

Spun Yarn

My first ball of homemade yarn!

Knitting with Homemade Yarn

Stockinette Stitch with Homemade Yarn






If there are any fellow spinners reading this that have any great ideas for me to try out, please feel free to leave a reply and let me know all about it… I’m very curious!


About Donielle Mohs

Donielle Schipper is the owner of KnittingKnicely. She enjoys homeschooling her six children. Her passions are teaching others about healthy lifestyle options, knitting, crocheting, and playing flute.
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