Okay, after a couple of days of drive-by blogging, here’s a semi-normal post. Sort of the equivalent of slowing down to 15 m.p.h.
Rose is looking pretty much the same, just a bit longer.
Regarding the teal hogget . . .
I thought I had 20 ounces of it, but when I weighed it, I discovered it was 17 ounces. You see, I had 5 “balls” of the roving, and the first one I weighed was 4 ounces, so I figured they were all equal size . . . but they weren’t. Some were smaller.
Anyhow, here’s my 17 ounces of teal hogget:
It’s a total of 975 yards. I wound it on my ballwinder.
So . . . what to do with 975 yards of worsted weight wool?
I knitted a swatch.
It doesn’t suck too badly. This is made on U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles and after a steam with the iron has a gauge of 4 stitches and 6 rows to the inch. I could have knit it a bit tighter, but my handspun is a bit denser than commercial yarn, so I like it knitted at a looser gauge.
I futzed around with Sweater Wizard a bit, and discovered I can make a pullover that’s 24″ long, slight waist shaping, round neck, and three-quarter length sleeves: 950 yards. So I think I shall. Maybe after Rose.