Last July I went to a Spin In with my Mum. I remember buying a L.O.T of fibre… remember this mosaic?
Yes, well that was about half of what I bought in total, it was a most excellent haul. If you are so inclined, you can read about the entire post here. One of the bags of fibre I didn’t photograph that day was a 100gm bag of green goodness, composed of 50% Corriedale, 30% Kid Mohair and 20% Silk. I’ve never spun such a blend, but while on my March spin-a-thon, I pulled it out and had a go.
It was not the easiest spinning adventure, the silk is very floppy and the kid mohair is very hairy, but it was fun nonetheless.
I ended up with a very chunky, floppy, heavy, hairy skein of yarn which I was quite pleased with.
Not too bad for a first try.
As I did not get much yardage, I decided to knit…. a monster! Are you surprised? Probably not… I love knitting monsters so much, and being that everyone around me wants a monster for themselves, I could knit one a week for the rest of the year and they might still be in demand.
Introducing, The Bogey Monster.
Knitting The Bogey Monster was an unusual experience too, being that there are very few badly-spun, silk/kid merino/ corriedale blends on the market! The yarn was very floppy and heavy and I ran out halfway through the body so needed to sew it up just as it was. Which meant The Bogey Monster looks a bit like a green M&M with horns, but nevertheless, he is ace and I have the perfect home for him with a friend of mine.
It’s Saturday morning here, nice and early and the whole weekend is stretching out ahead of me. I’ve got plans to spin, knit a secret present, possibly get my crochet hooks out, mow the lawns, go running, have dinner with friends and hopefully have some time to laze around too! What are you up to this weekend?
The one thing I will not be doing is knitting another monster….
Hope you have a good one whatever you get up to!