I had almost forgotten how quickly worsted weight yarn knits up. Check this out:
This is the result of maybe two hours of work. And, um, this is the result of maybe two more hours...
The yarn is Malabrigo (squishy, single ply, hand-dyed merino--unbelievably soft!) in Velvet Grapes. I ordered mine from WEBS, which seems to be the least expensive North American source. I love this yarn. I've had it in the stash for over a year, because I just couldn't bring myself to knit it, and, you know, use it up. I finally bit the bullet, as I was unable to find any excuse not to use it for this lovely, stockinette sweater coat that will show off its variegation so perfectly.
The last six or so sweaters I've done have all been DK weight. And then there's Icarus. So working at 4.5 stitches to the inch feels like super bulky to me, and I'm really, really enjoying the change.
As for the spinning, I'm bringing out the big guns.