Anyhow, My first made yarn in the picture above consists of BFL and Polwarth. Both fibers purchased from KnitLob´s Lair. It´s uneven and it has too much twist in it. But...I LOVE IT! It´s sooo pretty! And soft! I have no clue whatsoever how many meters I have of it. I haven´t measured it. I weighed it though: 130g.
It is a 2-ply and plied clock wise because I spun it counter clock wise.
Kiikka is a municipality north from Helsinki. In the early 1900´ the area was famous for their spinning wheels and if you wanted quality, you bought a Kiikka! The municipality still has a spinning wheel in their coat of arms.
I promised to tell a little about my years after school. I graduated in 2011 and got a fantastic summer vacancy for three weeks as an Advisor, teaching children how to weave on the loom. After that I got the offer to stay during the whole summer through out the holidays. In the autumn the offer was to counsel young adults teaching them basic skills in knitting, crochet and weaving. In 2013 I´m still working there. My employer is The Finnish Arts and Crafts Association in Oulu and boy have I learned much! Right now I´m in the middle of planning the schedule for the next group of young adults. I´m really thankful for getting to do what I love most: making things, teaching how-to and inventing new handicrafts. Come visit us. Our shop is open Mo-Fri 10-18 and Sat 10-16.
<3 ♥ Hannah