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.