Monday, July 26, 2010

I survived Tour de Fleece 2010


I stayed up very very late on Friday night and spun the remains of the 8 ounces of fiber I started with.

Then Saturday morning I got up and wound all of it, two strands at a time, into balls for plying:

and then I plied it, and soaked it (for a ridiculously long time), and hung it up (without weights because I forgot them and in the end it seems not to have mattered), and while I was waiting for it to be dry enough to wind into functional yarn cakes, I... um... started spinning the next colour.

It's very, very different from the superwash merino I've been working with all this time - BFL, super crimpy, super sticky-to-itselfy, super fuzzy, super muted colours owing to same - but I think I've figured it out now.

Oh, and yes. Of course I got started on the hat I want to make with the yarn I'd already plied and dried:

Shortly after taking this picture, I realized that my Perfect Stitch for Handspun actually is awful for handspun - all the texture is lost on such colourful textured yarn. So today I'm trying something simpler, just like always. You'd think I'd have learned by now that simple is better, wouldn't you?

1 comment:

Kathleen Taylor said...

the yarn is drop-dead gorgeous!