Exhibit A: Viking Socks. And do they ever look like Viking socks, i.e. something out of the 6th century. The author of this pattern needs to bone up on 17-th century heel-turning technology.
Exhibit B: More of my (should-be) patented multi-color homespun 100% mohair yarn.
Working on a multi-colored yarn. I’m not happy with how it feels, coarse & sticky. Garbage in, garbage out. Somehow I thought some of the coarse, sticky fleece I was using would magically feel OK in the yarn.
Fiber arts are just a way to kill time between meals and work. The only things I’m passionate about really are food and work. But one definitely cannot eat all the time, and I hear tell that working all the time is not desirable either – at minimum, I would risk running out of work. So this.
I bagged up all of the mohair locks unsold from the Fair – first painstakingly going through each lock, removing debris, rejecting outright any really cruddy pieces. I ended up with 13 4-ounce bags and sold them all outright to a new-ish local yarn shop. I thought I was going to do consignment, but, this works too. Go me! This could be a serious business one day.
It was a little hard to part with. Some of Janet’s is really soft and beautiful.
Spinning wasn’t my priority this year, so I only made five skeins of yarn. Pretty though!