Catching up: harvest

I started off with this ‘harvest’ oatmeal BFL:

Michelle (Bonnie’s sister) came to visit in July and showed some interest in my spinning, so I broke out this roving and spun up a bobbin’s worth in a couple of days. That’s this:

I like this stuff because the underlying oatmeal color brings a depth to the color that is sometimes lacking in some fiber. I like it enough that I’d like to get some undyed oatmeal fiber and spin it up all by itself. I’ve been thinking more and more about using the natural colors of the wool instead of messing around with these hand-dyed bits of top, but then I look at the colors currently on my Bossie and realize I can’t stay mad at the dye jobs. I’ll post some of that in the next few days.

Of course, I haven’t finished up the rest of the ‘harvest’ top because I’m becoming more and more project-polygamous. I used to only have one project in progress at any given time, but right now I have

* a pair of mittens
* two pairs of socks
* some superwash BFL I’m spinning into sock yarn (on the Bossie)
* the above BFL, which I really ought to finish
* some merino singles which are already in a plying ball, but not yet plied–although I did get a few yards onto my plying spindle

all in progress.

I’m not sure which is better. I used to get projects done because I focused on them. On the other hand, sometimes I just don’t feel like touching a given project and it’s nice to be able to take a break from endless stockinette. I’ll think about it.

Comments (1)

ZaftigWendyAugust 11th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

That’s really rather gorgeous. I can’t wait to see how it plies up.

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