Oh, we’re so close! It’s been a hectic week, and I’m so very ready for the weekend. I just need a little time to recharge my batteries.
See my iddy biddy hank? Isn’t it cute! Well, ok, it’s probably less cute with the huge chunks of maroon yarn holding it together. I’m just happy how it turned out! It’s lumpy, has parts that are super thin and then super thick, but it’s my first plied yarn. I’m quite pleased.
I received my sea foam BFL from Three Waters Farm yesterday. It’s gorgeous! I got a little bit of it started yesterday, but I think I kept at it too late. By the end, my yarn kept breaking, sure-fire sign that I wasn’t getting enough twist into it. So, I switched to the merino/bamboo/silk blend. Same problem. That’s my brain tapping my shoulder and saying, “You really ought to go to bed.”
Switching spindles, I did notice that there’s a real weight difference between my top whorl and bottom whorl. I don’t think it’s because one is top and the other is bottom. I think it has to do with the weight of the wood. The bottom whorl is heavier and gets a really good spin to it. I have to keep at the top whorl to keep it spinning. I’m wondering if that wasn’t one of my problems last night. I’d been working with the bottom whorl for a few days and may have gotten used to not having to spin it so often.
Ken’s socks are nearly done! I’m on the leg. I should be able to finish it at lunch today, or at least by the time I get home. After that, I’m making a pair for dad. We’ll plan that out this weekend when I see him for Easter. Hopefully we can use something from the stash. Otherwise, he’ll have to wait a little longer before he can have his socks.
This weekend, I plan to do as little as possible, which is a pipe dream. I’m baking a cake for Sunday at my parents’ house. Mom chose a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. This should be interesting. Cake I’ve made plenty of times, but I’ve never made a ganache.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Any fun plans?