Roving- Crown Mountain Farms BFL– 4oz. I dyed this myself using Paas dyes. I slightly felted the roving when rinsing, but even so, it spun pretty nicely. Sadly, you can’t make out how vibrant the orange center is in this picture. To explain- if cheetos and yarn made a baby that would be the color of this yarn. I had planned on using this for a pair of shorties, but I cast on and didn’t love it. I’m thinking I’ll let it sit for a few days and see what happens. Maybe I just need some scrap yarn for the waistband…?
Next up- Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino. The colorway is She’s Like a Rainbow, which I made sure to listen to while spinning. I cannot say enough good things about the roving and the finished yarn. I did a three ply (courtesy of a ‘home made’ lazy kate- read box with three knitting needles stuck in it) and I love the outcome. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but it is so even and feels like ‘real’ yarn. I have 588 yards and I’m hoping to make knee socks.
And finally, my brother got me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I ordered Itty Bitty Toys (and a few other things). I had read a lot about IBT when it came out, and I love Susan Anderson’s other books/patterns. I was really drawn to the Noro bear, because a) it’s noro and b) I thought a bear would be a good introduction to the book. As with all toys, it was a bit fiddly, but I think it turned out super cute. Plus, it doesn’t take much yarn at all. In fact, I made Guinevere with scraps a friends sent after she made a pair of socks. Guinevere is going to live with a friend who is 8 months pregnant. I hope she can bring her a little joy.
I’m looking forward to making many more of the Itty Bitty Toys. H loves the pears and the princess, so I think those are next on my list. I really like the hippo, so I figure I’ll get around to that one pretty soon too.