I did it! With 2.5 hours left in 2014, I finished my last goal- to spin all my fiber (acquired by December 31, 2013.). Yay!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll understand what a chore this last project was. It was my first time working with locks as opposed to ready-to-spin fiber, and I had a heck of a time settling on the best carding method. I almost gave it up more than once. So it’s a great feeling to have finished this one last project! Yay! I’m ready for 2015 and new crafty goals!!
A daylight photo of my 600+ yards of Rambouillet! It fluffed up with washing, but still has a ton of VM.
Plus the leftover bit that I plied with some commercial sock yarn. This didn’t work as well as last time I did it. I’m wondering why. Did I over-ply? Were my handspun singles too thick? Was the base yarn of the commercial yarn different? This one is more springy and less uniform. It still has potential, though….
I need to frog a section of my Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan, sadly. I’m annoyed that K2k1f/b apparently does not mean knit two, knit the next stitch through the front and back, but rather knit ONE, then knit the next f/b. Is it just me, or is that wrong? I’ll sleep on it…. At any rate, it’s not a huge section to rip back, and I will actually be happy to use up more of my handspun on said section. I’ll need to figure out something to use the leftover handspun. I was thinking a cute bow accessory or something….?