The Games got off to a great start. I mentioned I cast on the rainbow cowl during the opening ceremonies.
Back to Saturday...after I finished the cowl and took care of some too-long ignored household tasks, I thought about what I should tackle next. And much to my surprise, I pulled out...
this one and then this one) to refresh my vague impressions of how it was done and then dived in.
In not too long a time I had this:
By the end of three hours, I had spun up the 50 grams of fiber into a aran weight single. That means medals in Flying Camel Spin and Stash Skeleton.
But for a first effort, not bad. There were many times I wasn't happy with how a certain section came out, and it was amazing how easy it was to simply "unspin" it and try again.
Here I let a piece of the yarn twist back on itself to see how it would look plied:
Once the weaving was done, I soaked it and then let it dry overnight on my niddy noddy in order to set the twist.
I can not emphasize enough how surprised (and pleased) I was to get this done. I feel like a competitor who barely qualifies for the finals but then has the day of their life and wins bronze!
And what will I do with 32 yards of aran weight wool? I haven't quite decided yet. Obviously it not enough for much, but I have a collection of different yarns I have put together for a as-yet-undecided project and this colour goes will them. So it will likely become part of that project.
2. Rainbow Hat (cast on and half done)
3. & 4. Ravel Sweater 1 and Sweater 2
5. Dye Green Yarn (researched Koolaid packs needed)
7. Woven Band
8. Baby Bib (shower now postponed until Mar 2 from Feb 15, so not quite as urgent)