Sunday, March 20, 2016

Stage 1 Complete

You know this spinning project well. I've been working on it since almost the beginning of the year, and for a time there, it seemed like it would never end. But it finally has. And I'm in love.

I had spun the singles very fine on purpose because I know how Polwarth poofs up when it's washed. I knew that to get yarn that was the correct thickness and to have a chance at enough yardage for the planned project, I needed to err on the side of singles that were a little finer than I'd normally spin them. It turns out my planning worked out perfectly.

I was worried about getting enough yardage, but it all turned out well in the end. The pattern specifies 980 yards for my size; I got a bit more than 1,150. So I should have enough for swatching and the project.

I wound up this giant skein yesterday (boy, was my arm sore after that!), and it -- along with a skein of sock yarn -- are in my suitcase to go to Florida later today. Rainbow and I are headed down for about a week with my parents (please pity the Mister, who has to stay home and work), and I'm looking forward to some good knitting time!


Duni said...

Wow- it is GORGEOUS! So worth taking your time. I've never really been interested in that pattern, but I think with the gradient it will give it such a great dimension. I cannot wait to see it! Enjoy your trip!

Kat Riddell said...

It's absolutely beautiful! What an undertaking, but I bet the finished sweater will be magnificent!