I’m still spinning bouclé. This time I used sunset colored tussah silk as my looping ply. I consciously tried different ways to make the loops and got a variety of results. Even though I haven’t yet grasped the mechanics of those perfect loopy loops I like this yarn, maybe even more than a perfectly looped yarn. Next stop for the bouclé train – more yardage. I think I’m going to hunt some more mohair for the loops, since that is the classic fiber of bouclé.
My other project this week was to get my handspun sweater out of Time Out. I put it in the naughty corner when I tried something new for increases and it made a big mess. A big mess that I ignored despite the clanging bells of warning in my head. I didn’t rip until I was almost halfway done with the sweater.
My two takeaways from this lesson are:
- Rip with abandon, if you can’t rip, a knitting friend will help you. Thank you Beth and Carla.
- Knit back with pleasure. I took my daughter to see Divergent and happily knit and increased during the movie. I wrote an increase cheat sheet on my hand to keep track in the almost dark.
What’s on your spinning mind this week?