Thursday, 30 March 2017
This yarn makes me happy! Really, really happy! It is so freaking awesome that I just want to show it off. I am so hoping that the spin patterning shows up at least a little bit and all this effort is worth it. I`m working on the second bobbin of Z twist singles. Then I`ll do the S twist singles. I had thought of doing them alternately, in hopes of getting the loom dressed and finishing the spinning at the same time but then I realized that I`d actually said I`d do a project in between, so there was no real reason to not just spin each type of yarn all at once.
I`m making some waffle weave face cloths, that I can shape into bunnies and pair with some sort of spiffy soap. That is presuming I actually get the project finished in time. Easter is rapidly approaching and I`m pretty sure my idea to make Harry Potter chocolate frogs for the basket, won`t actually come to fruition.
I`m using cottolin and cotton, both stash items. The cotton is 2 strands of 2/16 in that bleached white. It is such a cold colour and I really don't like the way it pairs with almost any other colour. It is just so stark, unfeeling and icy. Most of the other colours have this softer undertone, so I find that the natural white tends to feel more organic and warm when paired together. However, the white was in my stash and I'd no idea what I was going to use it for, so I figured who cares for wash cloths, whether for faces or the kitchen. I have some 2/8 cottolin in a more natural white for the weft, which I'm hoping will take out a bit the reflective glare of the bleached white.
But check out those Falkland singles... so happy!