Wednesday, May 23, 2007

pitty-arn!

Here's the latest installment in the series--Pitty-arn III: Strawberry Fields. I love it when PeeWee carries the hank of newly spun yarn around and pats it and loves it. I finished this up last night from Spunky Club fiber for April. It's 4 ounces of corridale that ended up as a sport-weight.

I messed around with all kinds of different drafting techniques and I even (gasp) did a wee bit of long-draw! Long-draw seems so magical to me, pulling out that fiber just ahead of the twist. Ah. Spinning this wool seemed almost effortless after the shorter staple merino that I did last. I'm not so great at it, but I'll keep working on it!

I wanted to hurry and get the Strawberry Fields done because I'm so impatient to see what my weekend dye project will spin into. I'm glad I didn't let it languish on the bobbin any longer. It's such happy yarn! LB wants me to make something for her, but I don't know what--it will need to be outerwear because the corriedale is a bit scratchy. (LB is an alternate nickname for Little Sister, or Leela as she is sometimes called--I think I like LB best; it's stands for Little Bitty which is what Boberly calls her. Who are these people, you ask? Boberly is my 13-year old and LB is my 6-year old. If you look closely in the last post, you can see LB standing next to the table in the picture of undyed wool. She has on one of her many fancy dancy leotards. Ever read the children's book Fancy Nancy? That's LB. End of aside.)

7 comments:

Yarnhog said...

There's nothing like kids cuddling yarn. My seven-year-old son and I practiced hand painting yarn with Kool-Aid, and the blankey I made for him out of his (beautiful) berry pink skein is his new favorite accessory. He loves to carry it around and pet it.

jen said...

Awe and her outfit matches too! Too adorable. I can't take it.

MommyknitsJen said...

My girls do that with yarn too! The boy not so much, he likes to tie it into knots and make bridles and halters for all his horses! The little ones are just too cute though!

Jean said...

Gorgeous yarn! PeeWee is so cute with it!

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Oh so cute - in reference to both vhild and yarn. Lovely spinning job.

Kim said...

Oh that is BEAUTIFUL Val! I love that S will say, "I love Yarn!", just very randomly. These kids are too cute!

peaknits said...

I got to your blog from your awesome meathead hat at flickr! I love your yarn - it is kind of pink lemonadey! (and pitty too!)