Friday, October 30, 2009

Hmm... Do I like this yarn?

From the time I first saw the Harlequin Girl batt from my Phat Fiber box, I knew it would be my first spin from the October Box. But how to spin it. It was a generous 1/2 oz sample, but still not enough to make much of a project from. I thought I'd do what I usually do and spin it thin and make a two or three ply from it. But then, from somewhere in the back of my brain, a little idea tried to overcome my OCD side and suggested a thick and thin yarn plied with thread.
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The whole time I spun this it just felt wrong. The whole time I plied this it just felt strange. I soaked it and thwacked it and dried it, still strange and wrong. When B saw this she said, "Whoa! That is SO not you!"
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And now...
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I love it. I just wish I'd raided B's bead stash first! My technique for this type of yarn needs some work, but for a first try I though it was good enough to post! But just so my OCD side wouldn't take a complete fit, I spun up a teensy bit of the batt thin and three plied it. Here is 12 inches of conservative yarn. I love it, too.
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4 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

so pretty!! I even liked it in the fibre stage, in your pictures.

- Julie

Tam said...

You have motivated me to work with my spinning wheel again!!!! I need tons of practice though! I have a quick question about your knit stuffies - how to make them look so smooth when you stuff them - mine always look lumpy and bumpy!

PogKnits said...

To respond to Tam...
I'm not finding it easy to answer your q without pics! Maybe I'll have to do a post about how I stuff the little guys. In short, I usually pop a ball of fluff into the stuffy and continue to add stuffing inside of the ball. I find if I add blobs of stuffing between the knitted fabric and the ball of stuffing, lumps show. Hope that helps a bit.

Tam said...

Thanks for your answer!! I think I have figured out my problem now! I just keep stuffing all over but I see what you mean about stuffing inside a ball!!!