Spin and Knit
For some reason I got a crazy idea and joined the Ravelympics. I’m in the Fleece to FO Track. I’d been wanting to spin for another pair of socks and (a) it was a good time to motivate me to do this and (b) I thought this would be fun for my Silly Sock Swap. The Silly Sock Swap is due April 1, so I figured if these didn’t work out I would have enough time to knit another pair.
After a marathon spinning session – I got 360 yarns of 3-ply fingering weight yarn from about 4.5 ounces. This is made from a Corriedale/Mohair blend. I sent in the mohair and Spinderellas added the Corriedale. I believe the Corriedale was top so it was it was fluffed up and so easy to spin.
I think 3-ply is my favorite yarn to knit with – it does take longer to spin, but I think it’s worth it to have the smooth roundness. I started knitting as soon as the twist was set and look here…isn’t it gorgeous. This is a free pattern – Saxony by Lisa Lloyd and maybe my best hand spun project yet. I’m thinking hand spun cabled sweater now.