Speak to Me
Over the weekend, I plyed the singles from the Spinner's Hill Batts. At Maryland last year I got some teal, bluey green batts and some not-quite-royal-blue batts. I got an equal amount of each so I could ply them together and knit a sweater from them. I had spun up 2 ounces of each as singles and here is the finished yarn after plying. Because the blue and the green are so similar both colorwise and valuewise, the barberpole effect is very subtle. I knit up a swatch yesterday to see what the yarn feels like knitted and you can see how it came out - the two colors together give the knitted fabric an almost iridescent quality. I love the way the yarn looks. I love the way the yarn looks knitted. I love the feel of the knitted swatch. I love the drape of the knitted swatch. So, what's the problem? The yarn isn't speaking to me and telling me what it wants to be. I know it will be a lightweight sweater: more for Spring or Fall than Winter. I know it will be soft and drapey - there's not enough structure to it to be super fitted or tailored. I don't know what kind of shape the sweater will be. I don't know what stitch I'll use for it (although I'm loving the way it looks in Stockinette Stitch). I will get back to spinning more yarn now that I know I'm happy with things, but I hope it starts talking soon. Until then, I'll be the one walking around with a knitted swatch, mumbling to myself.