First of all, thank you all so much for your very lovely comments on my last post. I appreciate each one. I am looking forward to finding out on Friday who wins the fiber! (or handspun yarn!)
The sandhole collapse I wrote about happened on the Gulf Coast, a place that is very much in my heart these days, as I’m sure it is in many of yours. The part of the Gulf my family goes to is referred to by some as the Emerald Coast, because the water there is a truly amazing emerald (and the sand is white like sugar). I love it.
It was my first time spinning Wensleydale and it was a blast!
Sometimes when I get fiber, I immediately know both how I want to spin it and what I’m going to knit with it. This was one of those times.
pattern: Citron by Hilary Smith Callis
needles: size 7
yarn: I used almost every inch of my handspun (so almost exactly 590 yds)
dates: April 24-May 24
verdict: This is a fun knit, though it does get a bit tedious during those last two sections. It’s a great use of handspun, and I really loved how the different shades played, sort of like ripples in the ocean.
While I’m really thrilled with how this turned out, I’m not so sure I’ll end up wearing it much (if at all). The Wensleydale is not scratchy, but it is furry and SO warm. The shawl has a very heavy feel to it, not really suited to the cool summer beach nights I was imagining! I loved spinning and knitting with this fiber, but I’m not sure about wearing it. But we’ll see!