Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Big Balls


I wanted to make a pair of mitts out of some pretty handspun I had finished during this year's TdF so I wound it up and stuck it into my yarn bowl and......uh, oh. It didn't fit. I use this bowl all the time for balls of yarn so I had to investigate.

Yup. It was big. Bigger than expected. 

I had bought 4 ounces of this lovely Polwarth from a vendor on Etsy and I guess she threw in some extra for the ride.

I went back and looked at my posts from when I was spinning it but I didn't seem to have a problem getting it all on the Ladybug bobbin. It was chain plied.

Now it's becoming a pair of mitts and I suppose something else. There is going to be a heck of a lot left over. 


  1. That is some pretty yarn. How nice to get extra and not shorted on the fiber. I sure miss spinning. Your's looks so good.

  2. Beautiful colors. I vote for a hat to go with the mitts!

  3. Always good to get MORE than you expected. Happy knitting!

  4. Gorgeous yarn! You can't complain about extra yardage.

  5. Oooh, I love the knit fabric - it’s gorgeous yarn.

  6. Ohhhhhhh You could make them boot huggers! The young ones are wearing tights with hand knit tubes that go to their boot tops!

  7. Oh, it is the prettiest yarn!!!! How nice to put it to such a perfect pattern!