The plying is finished. The twist is set. Yarn!
Fiber: Wasatch Watercolours, Fine Range Wools
Amount: 3 oz
Color: Hidden Canyon
Yarn: 2 ply, 16 WPI, just under 400 yds.
This is the best yarn I've spun so far and I'm very happy with it. I'm so anxious to start knitting with it that I've already been auditioning patterns. I don't think this yarn is right for socks, but it may be right for a lacy scarf. I've been searching my books, magazines and the Web for patterns and have come up with some possiblities.
The scarf called Palette sounded like a good choice. It even says in the introduction that the organic-looking stitch pattern works well with homespun yarn, because it is forgiving to somewhat irregular spinning. I cast on last night and got started, but I hit a big snag. An unusual (at least to me) decrease called PSP (Purl, Slip, Pass stitch over) gave me all kinds of problems. Even though the stitch is clearly explained, it's not working for me. Row two never ends with the correct number of stitches, so I must be doing something wrong or there's a problem with the pattern. Most likely it's me, but I can't figure out how to interpret the directions differently, so I'm stuck. Time to move on to something else.
Here are a few others I'm considering:
Lorrie's Fishtail Lace Scarf
Falling Water Lace Scarf
Little Leaf Scarf
If all goes well, I'll have a scarf on the needles by the end of the day.