Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Something Blue

My handspun Merino Featherweight has a sleeve. It would have had two but I had to redo the first one twice.

This particular pattern has 3/4 length sleeves that are supposed to be worn jauntily pushed up to the elbows only mine didn't work because they were too wide in the cuff. A little ripping and reknitting on sock needles gave me the elasticity I needed for it to stay put. I won't make the same mistake on the second one.

Oddly enough, the blue ball of yarn seems to not be running out like I expected so I am hoping I can make the other sleeve out of it without using the yarn I am in the process of spinning. There seems to be some wild variation in color going on with the new singles that won't look right in a second sleeve. I am hoping it will look right on the front bands and collar or else the whole thing is going to have to go in the dye pot when finished.

1 comment:

  1. love that color BLUE! Ive been frogging so much the past few days.....
    the vest
    a pair of fingerless when I ran out of yarn
    boo hoo