Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You've seen this before, just in different form. I took the skeins of charcoal laceweight, ran them through the yardage counter onto the ball winder and got a length on them. (Next step is weigh them and actually calculate ypp, but that requires that I: a. take the yarn downstairs, not letting the cat follow me to potentially knock over J's rocket parts and b. find where J has hidden the scale since the last time [not a trivial undertaking since he has remodeled his work area since then and built a new workbench] - sounds easy but obviously I haven't gotten a roundtuit). These two skeins are 1000+ yards.

I am trying to wind off the third skein but keep getting interrupted. It should be about another 500+ yards. I'm contemplating the idea of spinning just the silk for a skein, and then just the charcoal merino/silk for a skein.

Am I insane for visualizing a cardigan out of laceweight?


beadlizard said...

Visualizing isn't insane, but actually doing it is! [You asked.]

Elizabeth said...

Well we already know I'm insane; the question of how insane is still open.

Cathy said...

I think it's a splendid idea - have you looked at buttons? I have a tough time finding light enough buttons for my laceweight sweaters/vests.