just checking in! if you haven’t see the boy’s NEW BANNER… just go now… um… i’ll wait.
isn’t it amazing!?!?
first ever chain/cable ply yarn??? done. i love it. i knit a tiny swatch when i got home tonight just to check the guage. 7sts to the inch in stockinette on size 4 needles? that seems tiny to me. i think it’s my biggest spinning accomplishment to date - to spin a 4-ply yarn that light weight…
my darling friend evan (REMEMBER HIM) stopped at the shop today to pick up some supplies. i asked him if he was interested in seeing what i’d been working on and of course he said he was, so i trotted over to him grinning proudly and thrust the hank toward him. he looked at the hank. he looked at me - expressionless - and said, “that’s just yarn.” damn skippy.
remember THIS HOT MESS??? more spin, less twist indeed. i love that blue. i kettle dyed that hank and the blue was divine, but that yarn! that twist! ugh! i hung it on the rack amidst all the other hanks and i just stood out like a sore thumb. last night it got the better of me and i knew something must be done. i had finished the yarn by alternating hot and cold baths & agitating so i hoped it had felted enough to hold together. if not? well, i figured i’d worry about it later if it came to that. i ran it through the wheel un-spinning it and amazingly enough, it became beautiful! i knit this little elvish bonnet with it and still have plenty to spare.
now, for sleep. as mae says, my eyes are firey.