Help! What to do?

Posted by Dutch Wool Diva

We had a few warm summery days already and there’s nothing more I’d like to do on those day then sit and spin to my hearts content. A little top here, a litte batt there, slowly but surely I produce some beautiful yarns.

But then…what do I do with them? The yarns are piling up and nothing gets knitted up. It’s not that I don’t like to knit with my handspun, I most certainly do (I mean look at them! Who wouldn’t love to knit these?). It’s just that the yardage varies between 80 – 90 yards and there’s only so much you can do with that yardage. I love playing around with wool when I’m behind the wheel. Sometimes the yarn I spin is thick and plump, sometimes it’s thin and sometimes it’s crazy. Spinning it is easy, but finding a project that will show it off seems impossible sometimes!

 CoilsGaren OranjeFunBatt

 BFLAlpaca CoilsGaren2

The gorgeous blue one is about 160 yards but everything else is around 80 – 90 yards (Aran/bulky weight)

So, what do I do?

  1. judith Said on 26 May 2011,

    I know!

    I have that 600+ meters of BFL/Silk I plied with silk hankies, waiting for a project to go along with it. Too much for my average scarf/shawl needs, not enough for a light cardigan…

    I hate when that happens… maybe some really rad headbands, neckwarmer, artsy neck adornment?

  2. Dutch Wool Diva Said on 26 May 2011,

    LOL, I’m just glad I’m not the only one having a problem with picking a project to go with the yarn. Maybe we are doing it totally wrong, maybe we should pick a project first then spin the yarn? (like that is going to happen any time soon, I like playing far too much :lol:)