I’ve been trying to apply the UFO August thing to my spinning as well as my knitting. I’ve had two fibers on the bobbins for months, and haven’t spent any real time spinning this summer. So this past weekend, I spun and plied and finished one of them.
This is Starry Night and I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool this year from Tintagel Farm. Its 50% wool, 50% mohair.
I haven’t spun in a while, and struggled with consistency. So this is all over the place, but mostly worsted.
I really was hoping to use this for the Montego Bay scarf – but that’s 400 yards of laceweight, and this is 240 yards of worsted. And although I’m sure I could modify the pattern, I’m not sure it would look good. I find that this is the hardest part of spinning – I end up with skeins of yarn that I’m just not sure what to do with. I have two others in the stash that I haven’t been able to use. I’ll have to start looking for patterns specifically for them.
I do like this though – its very pretty. Right now its hanging in my room – I had it hanging to dry, but it looks so pretty that I just left it there. Its very puffy and I can’t help but squeeze it when I walk by it.
I enjoyed spinning this so much that I immediately started spinning the other fiber that’s been lurking around the bobbins – hopefully I’ll have more to show next weekend!
Enjoy your day!