When I first picked up club and read Felicia’s story, I couldn’t help but nod along. My girls are now 5 & 7 and there are still days where I long for the sweet sleepy newborn stage. The colours chosen this month truly reflect that dream like stage of life!
I quickly decided that I wanted to spin for socks this month, as SW Targhee is such a soft and sproingy fibre! I also decided that I would spin it as a gradient, so I quickly split the braid into different colour sections and piled them all up.
After I’d split the braid into colours, I carded up each of the piles into little bumps, so that the colours were more blended together.
I then took each bump and split it in two. I usually knit my socks toe up, two at a time, and since I wanted them to “match” I needed to colour sequence to match from each end!
I spun my singles at a ratio of 10:1 and plyed at a ratio of 8:1. I was working on my “new to me” Lendrum and I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic. When I first learned to spin, just over three years ago, the wheel that I learned on was a Lendrum. I kept thinking about how far I’d come since that time, when I could barely get anything finer than a bulky yarn!
I now have 425 yards of soft, squishy yarn that I can’t wait to cast on!
Have you dived into March club yet? How did you decide to spin it? Please share over on the Ravelry group or on Instagram and tag your projects #sgyclub and #sweetgeorgiayarns.
Until next month – happy spinning! ~Katrina