for being cute.
If you look more closely, you’ll see on the right side of the scarf.. the gauge is finer than on the left. How’d that happen? Well I spindle spun all of this fiber, which was Ashland Bay merino. I stopped spinning the fiber before I was finished with the lot and when I picked it up again, I’d managed to spin the rest thinner.
All of it is navajo plied. I’m going to rip the thinner area and reknit with doubled yarn since I now know I have enough leftover to do so. It’s a simple scarf I made up, 4 ridges garter stitch, 10 rows stockinette, 1 garter ridge(2 knit rows), lather, rinse, repeat, ending with 4 garter ridges. I kinda got carried with sometimes but I can fix the end at least.
Then there’s more spinning:
Green merino batt from Grafton Fibers, an Xmas gift from Val. It was so soft to hold and fondle. I simply pulled off lengthwise strips of fiber, predrafted a little and spun from that. One skein came out a bit darker/more concentrated than the other but I can live with that. NO idea what this will turn out to be, which is more of a problem 🙂
Remember the mystery wool I dyed with Tamarind and Mango Kool Aid? This is it! A very thin 2-ply, straddling laceweight and fingering. Abigail made a Pi shawl with various different fibers she spun up and I’d like to try my hand at the same, so, This skein will be used towards that endeavor.
I loved spinning this! It’s the wool with thrums I got at Rhinebeck from the Little Barn people. I love their prices and selection. I hope to be able to get more goodies from them in the future.
It’s becoming a 2-ply(there’s way more to ply, this is just the first hank!), and though I’ve yet to measure I’d estimate I have at least 700 yards by the time it’s done. (I hope!). I want to design my own shawl sometime this year and this is what I’ll use for it.
I’m bummed. The purple hat I said I’d make for SugarBoogers came out too small(gosh them kids have big heads!) Then I farked up the green scarf.. ugh.. It’ll get better. I promise.