Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Arian already made one of these. I've heard lots of others all over blogville talking about making one or wanting to. The second I saw it on Elann I knew that I wanted it too. But I didn't want to do it in their yarn. I didn't want to make it in stashed yarn. I needed something handspun.
Enter a bunch of Coopworth dyed in my Mandy colorway.
I've heard Coopworth maligned a few times. People thinks it too scratchy or hairy. I happen to like it. It has a beautiful sheen when dyed and makes for a really nice single. When it's a 2 ply it is a totally different yarn. It just goes to show how different a wool is when it's spun differently, but you all knew that already.
This is the yarn:
I have 3 hanks all done. I think I have about 3 more ounces that need spinning. Maybe by the time I finish spinning I'll have time to knit it.
But right now I'm all atwitter. I get to go to the NH Sheep and Wool. I hadn't actually planned on going but when Pippi Knee Socks said that she was going, I said I'm there! Woohoo! Just 3 more days!