Wanna see some pretty yarn pictures?
But of COURSE you do. That’s why you’re here after all.
Naturally though, me being me, I’ll have to delay the gratification for just a wee bit. (For those of you not so inclined, the pictures will be at the end of the post. You’re welcome.) I’m working my way very slowly towards a hat and mitten set. I do need a little bit of advice though. Does the Beaumont Tam go with these Frejya mittens? My feeling is that the stylized heart motifs on both would contribute to them being a set, particularly if the same yarn was used for both. I’m going for a similar color scheme to the pattern pictures, a creamy white Polwarth with a pink/red Polwarth/silk blend. So let me know what you guys think.
I have finally finished the glorious pink yarn, washed it, fluffed it, and endlessly petted it. It’s beautiful stuff, with plenty of barberpoling, but it’s not too drastic because the colors are tonal and pretty. Three Waters Farm is one of my favorite indie dyers out there. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. SO yummy! This fiber was soft and a delight to play with. It also has contributed greatly to me not being a complete nervous wreck while application season is in full swing. Quite the accomplishment, that. I love how soft and luscious the finished yarn is. I also got pretty good yardage! It’s about 350 yards of a fingering to sport weight yarn. I was going for something slightly lighter, but I’ll just have to fiddle around a bit with the gauge on my projects to be sure it works out.
And now, for the big reveal! I adore this yarn, I think it shows demonstrable progress for me as a spinner. I’m definitely getting better at getting yarn that is close to what I wanted, rather than just whatever yarn the universe has in store for me. That’s quite an exciting development, though I’ve still got a ways to go before I picture a yarn in my mind and then perfectly recreate it. Despite the fact that it’s the teeniest bit heavier than I wanted, it’s nice and even and looks scrumptious. Check it out!
The yarn would like to note that she greatly enjoyed posing for her glamour shots. The camera loves her, don’t you think?