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Bootie Potential February 23, 2007

Posted by lunarawe in handspun, knitting, Project Spectrum 2.0, spinning, yarn.

A friend of mine is having a baby in August, which is such a joyous and delightful thing! When she told me that she had found the most adorable pattern for felted baby booties I knew that I wanted to spin up some soft yarn to cover the little toesies once they arrive. Her pattern only requires 90 yards of worsted weight yarn so off I trudged (like it was such a terrible burden to return to the fiber store!) to purchase little nibblets of merino rovings.

Those of you involved in project spectrum 2.0 will notice that not a single one of these is blue, white, or grey… but white and grey seem spectacularly boring for something as fabulous as baby feet, and blue was too gender specific. Fear not, I have two blue projects in process. Maybe I will even post pictures of them soon!

As of this posting I have two thirds of the green roving spun into singles, and am hoping to get to the last third today. I am trying to make a three ply yarn this time so the merino comes out even softer and fluffier. Either way, it has been a joy to spin. The high shine in the color is just beautiful! Who knew?



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