Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A little bit of spinning

The July spinning frenzy continues here at Hugs, and it's paying off - I'm really burning through my stashed roving, turning it into useful, ready-to-go yarn that takes up a ton less space than it did in fluff form.

This colourway is called The Princess and the Pea.  I opted to spin it bulky,

super puff roving and its bulky-spun companion

even though that means I can't quite so mindlessly knit up the handspun with the sport-weight self-striping yarn I bought to match.

I'm thinking I might make myself a super bulky cowl and a sport weight stocking cap, or a super bulky beret and a little neckwarmer thing.  Either way: this colourway has my name all over it.

Well, maybe not as such.  No green!  But I do like it a lot, and I think it will be really cheerful to wear these colours come winter when the season starts to suck all the colour out of the landscape.  In a normal winter I appreciate colour, but last winter, when all the colour really did get sucked away?  Man, did I ever learn my lesson about maximizing colour wherever you can get it.

Hope you have a super colourful day and I'll see you tomorrow - I've got something super cool to show you.


Julia McCarthy said...

this is gorgeous, mary!! been catching up on your blog...didn't know you also spun and wove...wow, just beautiful things. go you!

Mary Keenan said...

Thanks Julia! the weaving has been a bit of a guilty burden, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it enough to make it a good thing to have taken on ;^)