Sunday, November 16, 2008

overspun handspun

So remember the batts I was so excited about? Turns out that I should have been a little more careful while spinning. I really overspun my singles, and now the resulting yarn feels a little on the hard side. It looks a little scraggly in this picture, however, I have since washed it and it looks much better. Not sure what I am going to do with it... I have quite a bit more on the batts, but I may do them in a lighter weight. I know how to fix what I did wrong... I need to slow down my speed. Not sure why... but I wonder if spinning semi worsted requires less twist than spinning regular worsted? I am going to have to do some experimenting.

I am curious to see how it will knit up though. I wonder if it will soften when knitted and washed. I am thinking I am may make some experimental mittens... or perhaps some slippers where the high amount of twist will be an asset, making the slippers last longer.


Anonymous said...

I love that whenever you need to photograph something, your immediate thought is "throw it on top of my cat."

Megan said...

I think from the picture you need to knit a cat toy or bed.

Maggie Tipping said...

hahaha, Yes it's my favorite artistic technique.

Hmm... a cat toy. Might be a good idea. Right now she is playing with the sink stopper aka funnest toy ever.

Catie said...

I love the technique. My cats like boxes. A lot. You'd think that they were starved for toys the way they love a box. we have a full drawer of cat toys, they like a few of them. In particular orange toys are a hit with one cat (weird eh?), and with the other, any stuffed toy with a bell is awesome.