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Big Plans

I have big plans for this hand painted roving from Woolgatherings...big plans!

I have gotten the idea into my head that I will be able to spin this (on my drop spindle) and knit a pair of socks for my husband for Christmas….what do you think?  Here is a pic of some of the spun yarn as I get ready to ply with an andean bracelet…

Next, after I plied these single with my drop spindle (2-ply), I used my brand new Niddy Noddy from Fiber Artist Supply Company to wind a skein…SO much better than using my hand and elbow! This one makes 1-yard skeins; small, but fine for the amount of yarn I am spinning right now.

So now, I have started to knit…This ball is about 30 yds, or so. I am planning to ply as I fill spindles, then knit, and so on.  I like the look of this yarn…the plying really helped tone down the acid green and bright yellow.  I think Hal will like them. I have a feeling I may be regretting these size 0 needles, though, when it gets to be October and I have only nearly finished one sock….

2 thoughts on “Big Plans

  1. i once did a knitting project in school. We had to knit a pair of baby booties, but i went out and bought the wrong sized needles, and made a pair of wool socks that could fit me!

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