A couple of months ago I purchased some ‘hotchpotch’ packs of fibre from Helen at My Heart Exposed Yarns (www.folksy.com/shops/myheartexposed). I used one pack to experiment with corespinning and over Christmas I put the other pack of blue shades to good use.
Another rare event happened before Christmas – I won a prize in a raffle! It was bath goodies and came wrapped in some lovely paper:
I used the paper as inspiration for creating the yarn. The ‘hotchpotch’ was mainly shades of blue with a bit of plum thrown in – I added some blue merino and some brown mystery fibre that I received in a waste selection from www.worldofwool.co.uk.
Once carded together they looked like this:
and I even remembered to write down the ingredients:
It started to go slightly downhill from here… The fibre was great to spin, I navajo plied it and got an aran weight yarn. The mix of colours began to get a bit muddy looking for my tastes:
I adapted the stitch pattern from the Spiral Mitts I knitted before Christmas and made a squishy cosy cowl:
I’m still not 100% sure about the way this turned out, but hey, I actually finished something!