Going for a little spin

The yarn I spun while at the cabin last weekend is all done. I ended up with about 450 yards from the 4-ounce braid; that means the yarn is around a fingering weight. It should be fairly stripe-y — though the yellow sections will be wider than the blue and green sections. With the stripes in mind, I think I’ll look for a small shawl or cowl to knit with this, something not too lacy.

I also, in the spirit of not simply feeding the stash, started a project with some previous handspun. Lost the label on the fiber, but it’s a wool, perhaps a super wash wool. Anyway – it’s also a fingering weight (my default spinning thickness) and so I paired it up with the Willow Cowl. My yarn is not as smooth as the sock yarn that the pattern calls for, so mine is knitting up with a little more ‘chunk’; but it is soft and drapes properly, so I think it will be fine.

Here’s a closeup of the texture.

In the stockinette sections, the yarn looks pretty even; but the thick-and-thin really stands out in the lace sections!


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You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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