Scrub jay shades of blue
Tuesday May 10th 2016, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Spinning

I’ve loved these three shades of blue together ever since that surprise box arrived from Melinda at Tess Designer Yarns. Her Merino Lace is exceptionally soft. I had been waiting for them to tell me what they wanted to be, and today suddenly there was no other yarn that would do.

I opened the hanks and put them on the back of the chair one at a time and wound up those long-awaited three balls.

They were single ply and very fine and maybe too fragile for carrying around and pulling the project in and out of my purse with that many strands tangling.

The wheel.

Dark blue with the middle blue. The middle blue with the light blue. Ply those together, all the spinning done loosely so as not to interfere with the hand of that fabulous merino–we would have four strands not three, but also one single sturdier ball to carry around and it would definitely knit up fast. Speed is good right now.

And then I worked at felting the resulting yarn a bit to melt the strands together. Loved loved loved how it came out.

But I wanted to knit it NOW and it was wet.

Well hey…there was enough middle blue left for one bobbin. So. Middle with light till middle runs out, dark with light till the light runs out, then together. Wind into a ball straight from the wheel do not pass go do not collect water–I can do that part later.

Just a bit of the dark blue left–one bobbin’s worth, put with–well, yeah, that would be cool if I…

Just let me finish this project I started out of that second go-round.

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Beautiful blues!

Comment by LynnM 05.11.16 @ 8:46 am

You are a plying queen these days! I love it!

Comment by joanne 05.11.16 @ 10:34 am

Maybe I should have said Queen of the plying?!

Comment by joanne 05.11.16 @ 10:34 am

I love how you add beauty and love to both the real and virtual world!

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 05.12.16 @ 11:44 am

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