Monday, January 5, 2015


 Several years ago I made this Citron out of some handspun and it's been sitting in my closet ever since.

 It was the wrong yarn for the pattern and the wrong pattern for me. It had to go.

 It wasn't exactly easy pulling it all out but it got done with minimal damage to the skein.

 It was a massive mess of kink though. It was fabulous looking but I had to tame it so I could use it again.

 A long soak and a bit of tension while it dried put it back in it's original shape.

The yarn was spun from a sparkly Loop batt. I have another non-sparkly one to spin waiting in the closet- and an empty wheel.

I also have a plan to someday turn it all into a Dovetail Shawl by Judy Marples. 
By someday I mean someday in a galaxy far, far away. I've got no unrealistic expectations here. I'm pretty sure that I'll still be spinning this fiber during this year's TdF.


  1. Nice work ripping it and frolicking that yarn! The new shawl plans looks intriguing!

  2. Must be frog day....I'm unraveling the cowl..its going to be too short. I'll have to try soaking it. Thanks for the tip!

  3. This is inspiring. I like your positive attitude on the frog. I have a shawl I keep picking up in my knitting bag and putting back down b/c I need to frog it. I will soak it to get the kinks out. I've never done that before!

    I love the colors in the yarn you frogged. It will look lovely in that shawl one day.

    I've got a few projects that I'm putting on the "No Rush" list. It's liberating.

  4. That's the thing I love about yarn - you can almost always rip and reuse!

  5. Oh my, it hurt to read about all that frogging but glad you've found another pattern you like. It looks like a really nice one!

  6. I read your title and said Uh Oh, but now I see you have made something wonderful ... opportunity to make a great Shawl.