Spinning a Single for a Sweater
Last Spring before the Tour De Fleece I fell in love with The Painted Tiger’s Golden Oak BFL. Here, look, a picture ganked from her site:
Don’t you just want to snorgle that? I did. I bought a pound of it.
So I only just now got around to starting to spin it. My goal is to make a low twist soft worsted single, something like Malabrigo Worsted or Manos. I want to make another sweater along the lines of my Ingenue, except from wool I spin myself. This sweater is by far my favorite sweater; I have to talk myself out of simply wearing it all winter long. A second similar sweater in rotation would be a good thing!
I think I got it in one:
I”m very happy with how the yarn and the swatch has come out. I spun it up on my Moswolt M2, which I’m less happy with. I have decided I don’t need to make friends with Irish tension. It pulls too hard for me. I am going to make certain I can reproduce the yarn with scotch tension on the Kromski, and if I can the Moswolt is going to be listed for sale.
This weekend I’m spending a small amount of time spinning as a break from pattern editing. I have something getting published Real Soon Now I’m excited about. But work!! So much work!! I’m learning how much work goes into developing patterns. This time last year I had no idea. I thank all of the folks who are supporting me in this endeavor- I couldn’t do it without you.