I washed my Busy Bee scarf this morning, and I felt very brave. I’ve never even considered washing handspun in the machine, but this was Superwash Blueface Leicester, so I went ahead and did it. I like the results! It’s so soft and has a nice halo, and it kept its shape just like socks do. I wouldn’t have chanced it if the scarf were delicate, but this is a sturdy 2×2 rib.
I love it! I think it will go into a box of potential gifts. You never know when a handspun, handknit scarf might be just the ticket.
One of my other accomplishments for the day is this little skein of yarn that I began spinning on Wednesday. It’s Wensleydale wool in a color called “Blue Sky Indigo” from A Verb for Keeping Warm. I had two ounces, so my plied skein is just about 100 yards. I’ll figure out what to do with such a small amount after it’s set and washed. In the mean time, I had a happy time playing with the fiber and my Reeves wheel.
I’m waiting for my order of Targhee top in “The Shore,” also from A Verb for Keeping Warm. April is Targhee month in the KBOW Woolalong, and since I seem to be in a spinning mode, I’ll go with it. It should arrive tomorrow, so on Wednesday, after I get back from renewing my driver’s license, I’m going to spin the rest of the day away. That’s the plan, at least!