Two day socks, people. You don't even wanna know. O.o
I'll owe Kat a pair of socks for saying this, but I totally suck. I am completely devastated that I did not get at least 2K yards out of that fiber.
I started out with 8 oz of merino/tencel from the YarnChefSpins @ etsy. In the Cherry Kiss colorway. No, I don't want to talk about what I was thinking when I bought it. I totally blame our Joan and she's knows why.
I ended up with 1780 yards of lace weight and I'm mostly okay with that. Although, I did have some trouble plying the second braid and that skein in a hot mess of knots and drama. When I stop feeling so deeply bitter about the whole thing, I'll knit something lace with it because it will make lovely lace.
This is assuming I can even remember how to knit lace. At this point, I'm not totally sure.
Do you have a TypePad blog? Did you know that we have a new general manager? Did you know that he only seems to be following big deal profiles? Can you guess what I think of that?
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Did you know that veggie peelers can be used as a deadly weapon on more than just veggies? Ask me how I know. Btw, yes, I am weird enough to have a little face on the BandAid covering my injured thumbnail. Who's surprised?!
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Did I promise current project info/photos here? Or was that just another weird dream? Why, yes, it has been one of those weeks.
The overly devoted to this blog might remember this yarn from this spinning round up post at the end of 2009. Btw, if you remember this yarn, you may want to consider getting yourself a real hobby.
It's actually 3.8 oz and 722 yards more or less, give or take. I'm holding it double and knitting a one yarn lazy version of Clockwork by Stephen West. I love how the yarn is knitting up and I am truly impressed with how the colors are working together. For as new as I was to spinning when I did this yarn, there is a lot of yardage that has one color in both strands of this 2-ply yarn. It wasn't planned, but it's still totally cool.
& No, it's not for me. It's for our Joan. I worry that people can't see her when she's shoveling. ;^)
& Speaking of our Joan, the Cupcake Fiber Company will be having it's weekly update tomorrow (Sunday). Just in case anyone is interested. ;^)
I was emailing with an occasional lurker* the other day and he told me that I make pretty yarn. High praise from someone who doesn't have a dog in the yarn fight. I took the compliment kindly and ended up pondering it for a while. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with the spinning and the yarn I create. It's amazing and I totally rock, but I have trouble getting the weight of yarn I want and, therefore, suck. I'm working on improving my spinning skill set and am trying to embrace the 'I rock' thing without letting the ego drive. No good ever comes from that. Trust me. o.O
Oh, yeah, and I made socks from handspun...
This was my first pair of Cupcake Fiber Co. handspun socks. There was a learning curve for me when it came to how I should spin for socks. The bitter little brother sock can be seen here at our Joan's. She showed that sock to the children and they felt that it was made by a machine or a freak. They got it half right. ;^)
I spun lace weight singles and plied them together. Then I cabled the yarn to get a bit over 700 yards out of the 6oz of batts she sent me. Our Cheryl has the other skein of this handspun. It's superwash merino 88% and nylon 22% for those of you playing along at home.
I've been told that the colorway is Cookie Wined/Whined, btw.
I canNOT imagine why.
The socks were knit toe-up using Cookie Cutter Short Rows for toes and heels and done Magic Loop style with a sewn bind off. The cable on the back reminds me of seams up stockings and I'm going to be playing with that idea for a while, I think. Blame my dirty mind.
And that's that.
Next time I'll show you my current handspun project.
* He wanted to know if I had a wishlist anywhere or if there was some yarn I wanted. I had to explain the whole Year of Handspun thingy to him. Earned the title of occasional lurker with that one.