Sock Yarn!

We have sock yarn! I’ve finally finished cabling the sock yarn. For some reason, re-spinning the 2 ply took an extremely long time for me. I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s because I don’t like doing the same thing twice, and that was the ultimate in repeating yourself. But I just love the way the blips of colors POP in the cabled yarn. The resulting yarn is exactly how I wanted my sock yarn to be…fairly evenly spun and came out at around 22 wpi. I know it sounds teeny, but it is about the diameter commercial sock yarn, but a lot denser. Nature of my handspinning and cabling. I’ll see how much it poofs up afte I wash it and sets the twist.

I’m so excited.

Michele’s Wipplinger’s Color class was wonderful. It was simply marvy to be in a room full of other people with the same interest and pretty much have gone down the same paths as I have in my pursuit of fiber activities (quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, spinning, dyeing, cross stitch, you name it). And it’s also nice to be in a group where they don’t give you a blank look nor a “why would you?” look when you say that you’ve always wanted a P1800E; and even better, they actually know what it is. (And nod knowingly when you reminisce about your Karmin Ghia.) And be able to look around the room and see where you’ve been (from the 20-somethings in the class) to where you are going (from the 50 to 70-somethings in the class). I hope I never stop trying out new things and learning.

I’m still digesting the information from Michele’s class, so I won’t be posting on it just yet. Sorry.