Stop, Drop, and Spin!
Today’s post title is brought to you by the fact that I am ON FIRE! Why, you might ask? (I’ll pretend you did.)
BAM!! Lookit that!
That is two skeins of lovely matching(ish) watermelon sock yarn. I spun them! And they came out exactly how I wanted! (insert massive amounts of shock here) They’re superwash merino, so easy to care for! Well, they will be once they are actually socks. The colors are bright and beautiful, and I love how they actually look like little watermelons. I am so happy with these!
This is 100% superwash merino from Mad Color Fiber Arts, in the Whattamelon colorway. It’s so fun! Seriously so many of their colors are drool-worthy. I tore the fiber in half in the center, which gave me two roughly equal amounts of fiber with an identical color progression because of the clever way that Heather dyes her fiber. For those of you who don’t remember or haven’t been around for a bit, I started with this:
I ended up with about 400 yards of heavy fingering to sport weight yarn. (And there’s only about 10 yards difference between the skeins! yay!) Now I have to ask for help for all you experienced spinners who actually knit with your handspun. I want to make sure that I get socks that fit, as well as making them as durable as possible. I did as much as I could for durability by spinning them with a pretty tight twist, but I’m happy to hear any additional tips on that. As far as fit goes, I’m thinking of doing two at a time, toe up plain vanilla socks, so I can try them on as I go. I’m probably just going to fly by the seat of my pants (how unusual.) so feel free to share any pitfalls that need to be avoided.
(and one more picture because I am shamelessly besotted with this yarn.)