So, I've been spinning like a mad woman. BH tells me "Spin. Spin like the wind!" Ehhh, yah. If only it were that easy. But progress is being made.
Got tired of the white BFL; had 4 bobbins of 3 ply fingerweight. Wanted something thicker for the patterning on the blue sweater, so I cabled it. Now to skein and wash. Decided to move on to the grey Shetland that was dyed some time ago. Working on the dark green/grey heather. It's very pretty; love the color. But the Shetland......jeeesh! Lots of VM, knots, bumps and something that feels like gravel. It's a slow process, but I know how this Shetland feels and acts as yarn, so it's worth the trouble.
A couple (few?) weeks ago, I plied the leftover denim blue and navy blue. Couldn't figure out why they weren't done before when all the other blues were being plied. Well, on the second bobbin it occured to me........because they're all Superwash Merino. Ohhhh Crap!!! I've had one really bad experience with that yarn and swore I would never make it again! I use Superwash (because I love the softness of it) only as a plying single.
Anywho, what's done is done. 5 skeins of it. Thank goodness there's a nice shawl pattern waiting.
3 of the 5 skeins:
|It plied beautifully|
|Here is the sweater up to the armholes. The front opening is pinned together while the back is being knitted.|
|The pattern didn't come out clearly, but it's the "Waffle".|
|The white cabled yarn. There is irridescent Firestar blended in.|
|Pictures were taken before the confectioner's glaze was swirled on.|
Well, I'm going back to the spinning. OMG -- it's just about noon!! The day is shooting by. Have you ever noticed that when the time gets moved ahead, for the first week or 2 it seems like the days just fly by! Yikes. I gotta get myself in gear here.
Wishing everyone pleasant Spring days!