Someday I’ll look back at the uneven yarns I plied when I first started spinning with such fondness. Fondness and despair.
I’ll never spin yarn with such character again!
My yarns are smooth and even.
When washed and dried, the hanks hang in perfect parabolas.
I try to over- or under-ply my singles, but my hands will not obey me.
Oh woe is me.
Yeah. Boo hoo.
There’s definitely room for improvement in the yarns I’m spinning right now. But I’m proud to report that I’m finding good uses for them anyway.
This BFL is a good example. I got a lot of yardage out of two 4-oz braids, but now I realize I should have plied them a bit tighter.
This yarn is a little bit uneven and not suited to just any project. It needs a pattern that will forgive and even celebrate its slight irregularities. And it needs to be used for a garment that benefits from a bit of droopiness.
Hitchhiker to the rescue!
I’m knitting this cute little shawlette as a gift for the friend who will be photographing my wedding. She won’t accept money in payment, so I am making her something special instead. The rustic texture of my yarn seems to work well with this simple pattern.
I’m only going to use up a few hanks of this batch of hand spun in the making of this hitchhiker. But I’m enjoying the process so much and liking the results so well that I may knit up one or two more. It seems like the ideal gift to keep on hand. Plus, it’s a wonderful travel project.