Friday, March 22, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Pay-it-Forward, part 3

My very first taker for the Facebook Pay-it-Forward Project was Vivian over at Bits and Pieces.

I was excited, I adore Vivian and knew instantly that I wanted to spin a yarn for her.  Then almost immediately, I was nervous.  Vivian is a prolific knitter.  She has a lot of experience with yarn.  So the voice in the back of my mind started chattering... What if my yarn isn't good enough?  What if she doesn't like it?  What if... What if... What if...?

You know... some people are just happy that you made something for them.  They don't really care about how good or bad the thing turns out to be... or at least they don't let on that they do.  We call these people Knit Worthy.  I like making things for these people.  A lot.

But Vivian.... Vivian knows what she is doing!  Vivian knows the work involved and has a keen eye.  She can recognize mistakes!  I admire, appreciate and adore Vivian.... and Vivian is really the first person I am making for who knows something about what I am making.... She knows, objectively, if it's good or not.

She is absolutely Knit Worthy, but even better, she is Spin Worthy.  :-)


I had quite a lot of a Wool+Mohair roving in my stash.  This was the very first roving I bought at the very first wool market I ever attended... Taos 2008.

I decided to spin a thinner single with the idea that the final yarn would become a 2-ply and hopefully, a balanced and consistently gauged yarn.

I think I did pretty well.  :-)


I hate finding knots in my yarn so the final result is three skeins of varying lengths totaling 269 yards and 8 ounces.

Vivian, I hope that you enjoy this yarn.  I enjoyed making it for you.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

11 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Vivian is one lucky lady. That is Beautiful yarn!

L.E. said...

That yarn looks so nice!! I have a lot of admiration for people with spinning skills! It looks magic to me!

Melissa Plank said...

She will love it, and she is definitely spin worthy! I can hardly wait to see what Vivian does with you beautiful hand spun.

Carol said...

Vivian is a friend of mine and what a nice gift you have given her. I am sure she will make something really interesting with it.

Melissa said...

Lucky Vivian....I'm sure she will be very happy with it.

Vivian said...

I'm so glad I'm spin worthy! Your yarn is lovely, and I'm sure it will become something wonderful :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

You did a great job and she is totally knitworthy and spinworthy. I can't wait to see what she makes with your beautiful yarn.

Chrisknits said...

The yarn looks so squishy!!! Love it. I have a small skein someone spun for me and I can't bring myself to use it. I am afraid I won't pick something worthy of it! LOL

Cathy said...

The yarn is gorgeous! Yes Vivian is definitely spin worthy, I'm eager to see what she will make with the beautiful yarn :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Beautiful yarn, it looks so squishy

softearthart said...

Lovely, cheers Marie