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.
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.
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?
Friday, July 15, 2005