Thursday, February 12, 2009

On the Wheel

This past weekend while I was touching yarn, I came across some roving that I have drooled and drooled over for months. This time the roving caught me with cash in my pocket and it won.

I knew the roving would win me over at some point - it is green, it is soft and squishy, it is merino, and it was only $10. So it was inevitable.

I started spinning it right away. And let me add it is very difficult to photo graph.

I have been spinning it rather fine, and I plan to do either a two or three ply. Probably only a two ply because that is about all I have patience for really.

The problem I am having is that I have no project for this yarn. I realize that may not seem like a real problem, but I usually don't purchase yarn or fiber without a project in mind.

I don't need any hat, mittens, gloves, or scarves so that type of accessory is out. I already have a french press cozy (made with my first ever hand spun), and I won't have enough for a cardigan. I really want to knit a kitty doll, but I have no one to give it to and I don't really want it to be green. I don't know, maybe a bag? Thoughts?


  1. Is there any other type of animal you could do? A bird? I know nothing about knitting, so I don't know what is out there. But, I would purchase something for my little girl due in May. I'm all about the handmade. Especially when it is made by someone I know!

  2. Hi Emmy,

    How about a light lacy shawl. This color is so pretty - I think it would be nice in a lacy shawl.



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