|Probably the fattest bobbin I've ever plied!|
I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. Pleasant to work with and somewhere between fingering weight and DK. Handspun isn't perfectly consistent, no matter how hard I try. Perhaps that is part of the beauty of it after all.
|Stashdown goal - February|
Anyway, here is a picture of all the skeins after they're wound off, including the ones I finished for the original sampling, the small ball is what was left from the knitted swatch. I'm really glad I sampled this yarn, because originally I was thinking socks. Now I'm thinking maybe a shawl or cowl as well. There should be plenty of yarn to do all of that. I may spin some more Dolly yarn and use the remainder of the Stashdown yarn for accent on a cabled vest that I've had in my head for a while now. Working out the design now...
As promised, here are the shots of the new stuff I got to add to the stash. Birthday presents to me, from me. Kind of neat to be a grown up and to be able to do that. Found a great sale at one shop and picked up some high end sock yarn to play with.
|Goodies from Studio S|
More goodies were found at Needles and Pins (lucky me to have found TWO great yarn shops within a mile of each other). Interesting that they have such different things, and probably gives me a reason to visit both places - but not too frequently - my budget couldn't handle that!
|Needles and Pins stash additions|
The two small skeins are merino - ahhhhh, such pretty and soft stuff. I think that is what a cloud must feel like.
Next time, I'll show you the neat stuff I found at the wool show!