Hilarious! Somehow I manage to spin the most even yarn in my personal history directly following the fiber show and skein competition. The worst part: I’m not entirely sure what happened. I spun it on the middle ratio and predrafted all the roving. It was not plied via center-pull ball, rather I spun two separate bobbins and plied them. Of course it’s not perfect, but I am very pleased. I was also trying to work on lighter weight yarns. Every time I think I’ve got a worsted weight, it’s closer to heavy worsted or bulky. I didn’t measure this one yet, but it feels lighter to me. Although apparently I’m not a good judge.
While I’m here, I’d like to share this lovely handknit item:
It is my first sock from May/June 2005. It was supposed to be a tube sock, but it resembles more closely a golf club cozy. I knit it during my ‘acrylic is awesome’ phase. The yarn was Red Heart and of course I just thought it was fantastic and inspiring. Now I barely glance at the yarn department in craft stores. Overall the knitting isn’t bad. There are a few spots of blah, though.
I screwed up the ribbing right away, but managed to “fix” it and continue on. You can see the switch-a-roo in the second photo. That didn’t really fix it though, because I have two ribs that are larger than the others. There are a few other minor things. And the decrease isn’t too bad. I guess I decided that because of it’s incredible wideness, I wouldn’t bother making the length to match. Funny!