Hi all, Kirstin here. I love those craft shows, but I have to admit, they take a ton out of us. Dad is travelling today, Mom is up to her elbows in…barn stuff. Let’s leave it at that. And I’ve been fighting headaches and a cold. So we’re running a bit late. And yet! Mom has somehow had time to knit a scarf from the yarn I spun last weekend at the holiday bazaar. I don’t know how she does it. She’s running a ranch, a home, and she still makes time to knit; she’s a wonder.
This yarn is, well, unique. It’s a two ply, spun from tricolor roving. The roving is a blend of colors (white, black, and brown) and fibers (alpaca, llama, and merino). While I like the concept and it’s nice not to have to combine the colors as I spin, it looks a little busy to me. And the two skeins I spun during the hub-bub of the show, while talking to people, look very “handspun” (read: lumpy). But the scarf is lovely, fluffy with lots of memory.
Sometimes, you just do the best you can with what you have. And in this case, it came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself 😉
Its all great – the spinning and the knitting are beautiful!