guess what i did today.
yep. my first adventure in spinning for a custom baby hat! LOL the buyer is on a super tight time frame and really really really wanted the thick ‘n’ thin yarn for this elfie hat. of course, i can’t find a single place in town that stocks the stuff either in the colors she wanted or just plain white (that i could dye) - and i called everywhere.
i’d have to say, for my very first time out of the gate - and with no training other than a video i watched on youtube - it’s not bad! i knitted up a swatch and it’s perfect for the project. the down side? i suck at dyeing roving. it’s hanging right now, but i’m pretty sure it felted a bit. i’ll assess the damage tomorrow. the other up side? i had a ton of red roving from my needle felting days sitting around! i spun it up pretty quickly despite having to piece it together quite a bit.
the hubs has been assigned to get some big double pointed needles tomorrow while i’m at work so i can get to it as soon as physically possible. i don’t know how excited he is about the mission, but yay for him! taking one for the team! LOL