I thought I was not going to have a FO for Friday this week, but managed to sneak one in.
I have a craft fair coming up and am hoping to print off some patterns to sell. I need a sample of each for my stall so I made up a single thumbs up mitt using some leftover yarn.
And a cardboard hand for display.
It also occurred to me that the arm can be folded back towards the hand giving an extra thick, super warm wrist.
I have finally plied the yarn I have been spinning for the last four months.
I have about 1000m of fingering weight. It is a three ply and so squashy.
I have pictures of the plying process to share, will post them next week.
Now I have to decide what to make with it. Originally I was going to spin a darker blue and work this striped cardigan.
I think the two blues I have don't have enough contrast for striping so I am hoping to use this to make a sweater and spin more for the stripy one.
I am having trouble chosing a pattern though. I have several 4 ply weight cardigans in my favourites- Flaming June, Ruby Red and Kaleidoscope would all maybe work if I did short sleeves.
I did kind of want my next cardigan to be steeked, although I don't dislike plying I find it harder to get a rhythm so it takes longer. Steeking is not a problem, steeking handspun is. Mostly it is because if I hate it I can always frog and re-knit, which is not an option once you start chopping.
So far the front runner is Thermal. But I am wondering if the waffle pattern will be a bit snug in places.
Does anyone have any suggestions?