Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hello Handspun

i'm a bit overdue on the April handspun. i managed to spin quite a bit last month.
Hello Yarn Superwash BFL
Chain-plied sportweight Hello Yarn superwash BFL in Cattails
379yds/120g, spun longdraw, soaked and thwacked to finish
Hello Yarn Superwash BFL
Superwash BFL is not my favorite. it had that somewhat plastic-y feeling of superwash and it was very easy to overtwist and end up with singles that felt like wire. the yarn is also lacking in elasticity. i love merino, targhee, and cvm because of the bounciness. Superwash BFL is kind of meh.
Hello Yarn Superwash BFL
the colors, on the other hand, are awesome. i chain-plied to preserve the short color repeats. i was afraid that if i used a traditional ply the final skein would look muddy.

i'm planning to knit socks with these so i reserve the right to change my mind on superwash BFL if the socks end up made of awesome. i would love to cast-on for these soon but i owe Spicy a pair of May socks so i'm not sure when i'll get to it.

2 comments:

  1. The colors are wonderful. You sure are nice to make Spicy so many pairs of socks, but then he buys you cashmere, so I guess it all evens out. ;)

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  2. I felt the same about SW Merino - I think it's the Superwash part that makes it icky -not the fiber itself (in my limited experience regular BFL is nice and bouncy)- feels fake, but I suppose it is good for socks...although I wash mine by hand anyway :-)

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