yarn cakes.

handspun yarn cakes

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Last night I dumped all of my handspun out on the couch and tried to think about what each skein might want to be when it grows up. I’m realizing that I need to start thinking more strategically about my fiber acquisitions, because most of the things I want to knit require more than 1 4-oz skein of varying length/thickness. I also realized that I really love my handspun, and that it is incredibly fun and rewarding to knit with. I’d really like to try to keep a handspun project on the needles all the time.

syeshawl

To this end, last night I cast on Laura Chau’s simple yet effective shawl. I’m using my Spunky Club organic merino in the Twilight colorway, which I spun and plied on a spindle. I have 250 yards, which probably won’t be enough for a full shawl, so I plan to supplement with some worsted-ish leftovers from other projects in like colors.

syemacrco

It looks like it is going to be a rainy Saturday, which bodes well for both academic and knitterly productivity.

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8 thoughts on “yarn cakes.

  1. It’s amazing how quickly the handspun starts to add up. I have a huge bag of it now, and really need to start knitting it all up. Have fun, can’t wait to see the results.

  2. So gorgeous. All of your spinning gets me thinking that maybe spinning is the way to go. Would my professors agree? Probably not. The shawl looks great!

  3. I know what you mean – my handspun is piling up, too. It’s also tricky to make everything using only 4oz. Some places will sell you more in the same colorway (this is why I went with CMF for a sweater’s worth). (Or, start dyeing it yourself!) Your shawl looks lovely!

  4. I know what you mean – my handspun is piling up, too. It’s also tricky to make everything using only 4oz. Some places will sell you more in the same colorway (this is why I went to CMF for a sweater’s worth). (Or, start dyeing it yourself!) Your shawl looks lovely!

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