Friday, July 15, 2005

Pesky Worries

Now that I've spun up about 4 pounds of singles for sock yarn, I'm worried I won't be able to create the effect I want through plying.

Hedging My Bets
A number of years ago, a coworker was wearing multi-color, striped socks in a spectacular colorway (his girlfriend had bought them in Italy). Trying to replicate those socks was my original goal when I ordered all this merino roving.

Since I didn't feel comfortable using my singles for sock knitting, I intended on double-plying one color for a yard or two, and then carefully joining in the next color, and double-plying that for a yard or two, etc. That way, I'll end up (hopefully) with self-striping yarn in a colorway of my own choice.

Since I wasn't overly sure that I'd be able to do this successfully (during the plying stage, which I haven't tried yet), I thought I'd put a back-up plan in place.

So, I bought this.



This is white merino sock yarn from KnitPicks. I figure if my spinning experiment goes terribly wrong, I can always just space dye this yarn in a colorway of my choosing instead.

Current Knitting
As is quite evident in the picture, I have made a modicum of progress on the last sleeve of the Wool/Hemp pullover.



At this rate, I will finish by the end of the weekend.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Thank you all for your participation and commentary on all things scatological.

As Kathy mentions, we must refocus on things like the shitty InKnitters and the amazingly non-shitty quilting book and fabrics that Kaffe and Liza are working on.

When does the new book come out, dear Liza, dear Liza?

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