03 February, 2012
Some Hampshire Wool, Spun
This Hampshire wool I combed is as pleasant to spin as I expected. I've combed a third of what I have and decided that was enough to start spinning.
I spun it tighter than any yarn I've done to date in order to try and get hardwearing sock yarn qualities. I drafted as usual, then held the strand and spun the spindle for an extra count of twelve before winding on.
I aimed at 40 wpi and got a little thicker than that most of the time. I suppose the finished yarn will be thick as sock yarn goes. I don't actually know how sock yarn goes. Hardly any experience with sock yarn, myself, and even less with hand knit socks.