Sunday, June 24, 2007
These beautiful singles were beastly to spin! The whole sordid history can be found here. I tried several different drop spindles, all within the 1.0 - 1.3 oz range, and none of them could make this dense, matted fiber pleasant to work with. But the task is now done, and I have 185 yards of fingering weight Romney to work with.
I'm definitely going to knit with them--after all the trouble I had in spinning these singles, I definitely need to use them in a project! But there aren't many practical uses for such a small quantity of yarn. Does anyone have a suggestion to offer? I had thought of the Airy Scarf (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) but it would be nice to have some alternatives.
The photo doesn't really do justice to the yarn. It's very colorful--all kinds of greens, violet and lavender, a dash of pink and blue, all tempered with grey and black. It's a real shame that the fiber was so awful to work with--I might have thrown it away if I hadn't been so determined to make use of it.
Posted by Beth S. at 12:48 PM