What’s The Story, Morning Glory?

I don’t have a lot of time to spin. Between things like taking care of the beast kidlet, school, and making sure I remember to both brush my teeth and my hair, I’m not left with huge amounts of time left over. And when I do, I do things like sleep. Or knit. Or dream about knitting. You get the idea.

This is why it is rather amazing I actually got something finished.

morning glory

This is 250 yards of 2-ply, fingering weight, silk and merino. I bought the roving back in July at Stitch N Pitch from Spin Alpaca (the fact there was no alpaca involved was not lost on me). It was a wee two ounce sliver of 50% merino, 50% bombyx silk in Morning Glory from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks. And into the stash it went, for fear that I would horrible fuck it up when I spun it.

Fast forward to mid-December of last year. I finally gathered up my cajones and pulled the roving out, split it into two, one ounce balls, and set to work. I had figured I could knock out the spinning before class went back into session at the start of the year. I was wrong. So wrong, in fact, that I only had spun about 1/4th of an ounce in that two week period. So I slogged through what I had, finally finishing the first half in February.

About two weeks ago I finally got the second half of the roving done. It sat on the bobbins for that time while I contemplated how badly I would fuck it up while plying it (sense a theme here?). While Misterpants was hanging out at Chez Grandmum this week and I had a couple hours of down time I sucked it up and went to work. A couple hours, two sore legs, and one niddy noddy later, I had a balanced skein that I had not fucked up. The twist was promptly set, yarn was wacked against the wall, and then was hung to dry in the shower.

And well, now I have the above. This puts me on the hunt for a small lace project, preferably one that is not Branching Out. After all, if I haven’t hosed the roving or yarn yet, there is always time for me to royally screw it up while knitting.

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