Things didn’t come out the way I planned. That’s not bad, it’s just different.
The Ostrich Plumes scarf? Frogged. I love the yarn and really like the pattern, but it was too wide and I would have run out of yarn. Plus the needle I was using wasn’t the best choice for lace, the tip was too blunt. I may actually come back to the same pattern idea for it, just with three pattern repeats instead of five.
For whatever reason I decided I needed to bring out the Jolly Brolly socks too. I finished them Thursday night.
I’m not sure what I had planned for yesterday, but it wasn’t spinning for about 8 hours. However, that’s exactly what I did. This is the superwash Merino/nylon blend from Western Sky Knits. I wanted it to be a self striping yarn, and that did not work at all. But I like how it came out. Started with four singles.
Plied two each together and knew then I wasn’t going to get stripes.
If those look pretty tightly twisted, it’s because they are. The last step was to ply those together to get a cabled yarn.
It’s interesting how plying something already plied totally changes the look. Absolutely no barber-poling left, it just turns into little color blips.
I could have taken out pieces to make the color runs line up and got the stripes I was looking for, but I was more interested in getting plenty of yardage since it’s planned sock yarn. That actually worked out really well, I’ve got 470 yards. I’m going to split it evenly and do a pair of socks two at a time. I’d have started them this morning but it’s not quite dry yet. Probably tomorrow.
Because the Jolly Brollys came out and I spent so much time spinning this week, I didn’t make as much progress on the edging of the Nordnordwest as I thought I would.
Speaking of Wollmeise, my order from April 4 showed up rather unexpectedly yesterday. I really love two of them, one will probably go for destash if I don’t give it away or hang on to it for Camp raffle. I’m sure anyone who knows me will have no trouble figuring out which one of these doesn’t fit in my stash.
And finally once I got done spinning last night, I got the Baby E gift out and started working on it. I actually ripped what I had, went up a needle size, and tried a different join. Didn’t like that any better than the first try, so ripped again and now am happy with how it’s working. And happy with the color, turns out this one will be a girl.