How now brown cowl?
Thursday April 14th 2016, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Knit,Spinning

Two plies each medium, light, and dark brown from the cones: I’m up to 504 yards, apart from the small skein I knitted up today. Not very often do I get cobweb yarn in the mail one day and a finished project with it the next.

The pictures are right off the needles and after rinsing in preparation for blocking.

So. After I six-plied as much of last night’s two bobbins together as I could squeeze onto the third bobbin, I still had a bit of yarn left on the first two–I’d filled them too full. Happens. So I started to spin those to make a smaller skein, ran out of just the one, found a bobbin over thataway with a bit of that leftover light brown cashmere in the same state of anticipation and just added it on to where the one had run out to see what I would get.

Just about perfectly half and half.

I tried it on and loved how the lighter top rolled down to the darker bottom, rewarding my randomness.


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Wow, that was speedy!

Comment by lynnM 04.15.16 @ 12:02 am

Well, I like your title, but I did one in purple for my niece. A Jackie E-S smoke ring — on Ravelry page back a bit, from 2014. And a framed printout of the Purple Cow poem that my father used to recite to us all ( was given to grandson and great niece (each) with a big purple toddler size blanket. Acrylic, so it hasn’t shrunk, given their handling. Before I started using more wool. (Yes, they can shrink superwash wool blankets. Not my niece, but my grandsons’ parents/housekeeper/whatever. Let’s not discuss also the Wonderful Wallaby pullovers that became felt coasters.)

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 04.19.16 @ 6:11 pm

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