Because tax season is here, I have very little time to get things done that I want to do – versus what someone else wants me to do. But I did get a bit of spinning in Saturday night. I filled the bobbin of brown merino that I have been working on and started plying it with the variegated.
The brown on the left is on a smaller bobbin, so won’t last as long as the bobbin on the right, but I’ll get a big start on this yarn. I like how the Woolee Winder bobbin hold more.
Just a beginning, but I like what I am seeing. This is going to be the weft for something woven. I’m going to get more of the brown merino, spin it up and use it for the warp, or, else, get a good, fingering weight, 2-ply wool yarn and use that for the warp. Right now, I am thinking of a bird’s-eye twill to be made into a vest. With the colors that are about to be plied, it ought to be very interesting and pretty. I’ll get out some of the colors that I haven’t spun up, yet, and show you what makes up the variegated single.
Other that that, I have finished the “real” test sock for the fair isle pattern I created, and it makes me happy to look at it. I have the pattern all cleaned up and it and the yarn will be going to the test knitter this week – you know who you are, and I am ever so grateful for you doing this for me. Having someone else test it will assume me that I have no mistakes in it. In the meantime, I am going to start on the gloves/mitten pattern to match the socks.
I hope you had a good weekend.