A couple of months ago when I interviewed for this job, I stopped into the little yarn shop across the street from the library, Designer Yarns. They had a wonderful selection of spinning fiber from local places. I saw this alpaca/silk blend and had to have it. Rafael, when he saw it, said it looks like princess hair. And I had to agree. It’s soft like what you would imagine princess hair to be, too.
So I started spinning it. I decided to spin it into a lace/fingering weight yarn, so I could get as much out of it as I could. And I decided to not ply it. When I spin yarn it gives me opportunity to ask myself what the yarn wants to be eventually, and I asked that as I was spinning. The Whisper Cardigan came into my mind. I’ve been wanting a nice, simple cardi like that for awhile. However, I have had reservations about how it would look on me. I’m not so sure I like how it looks on regular people when I look on Ravelry.
Enter the Featherweight cardigan, by the same designer. I had never heard of this design until someone on Ravelry posted their own hand-spun sweater in a forum I belong to. It was gorgeous! and the perfect pattern. It, to me, is a more flattering design.
So that’s what this yarn will be eventually. In who knows how long. I’ll update you with my progress.