Do you remember this?
Now it’s this
I took advantage of a rainy Sunday afternoon to spin a little, and I not only finished the singles for this, but I plied it all up. I’m very happy with it, and I am really looking forward to using it.
Roving: 4 oz. Gale’s Art, 100% blue faced leicester, colorway Crayon Box
Yardage: 362 yards
I have to say I’m pretty pleased with how even the yarn is – I only had a few small sections where it wasn’t consistently the same and a bit blurpy – and usually that happened when I first sat down to spin each session while I was getting back into, but overall it’s pretty consistent and I’m happy that I’m doing better. Now I need to spin some 2 ply laceweight!
I initially thought of using this for socks – I love socks made from handspun – there is something so comforting to me about them. But this isn’t superwash, and I’ve learned that non-superwash socks and me just don’t go together – I just threw out a bunch of socks that had felted or shrunk from either going in the wash by mistake or not being hand washed correctly. I don’t want to waste this yarn then by making socks that I know will end up getting messed up. So I decided on a shawl. I did spend a little time on Ravelry this afternoon looking at patterns, and I think I may do another Traveling Woman shawl with it. I think it will be beautiful and very cheery colors for the winter. It’s the perfect yardage and I think the pattern will be able to handle the variegated yarn. Any other ideas?
I still have to soak the yarn and dry it – its mostly balanced; just a little off so I think a little weight on it while drying will fix that. I am going to do it in a little bit – but it’s so rainy and humid here I think it will take a while to dry. I’m hoping that it will be dry and ready by tomorrow night though; I’m leaving for a business trip on Tuesday to Tampa, and I thought I’d take it along with me. I have other things to work on but I just can’t resist the lure of this yarn! I don’t know if I’ll have a lot of knitting time, but I know I’ll at least have flying/airport/hotel time, so it will be a good distraction. And I did finish one old project this week, so I think it’s ok to start a new.
I’m not looking forward to this week – in addition to traveling, I need to get a million things done because I’ll be off work the following week. I love taking vacations but sometimes it’s hard because of all the work before – and the stuff that I know I’ll be coming back to. But I am looking forward to being off for a bit – and getting away from everything. We have scheduled most of our time in Williamsburg (I’m most happy when I have a schedule) and I’m looking forward to everything we are going to do. Just have to get through this week! I think I will have a post later this week to show you the project I finished – it took so long that I’m embarrassed to list the stats.
OK, I’m going to go – a little knitting time, and maybe looking through the roving stash for the next project. Have a great week!