It's been a Murphy's Law sort of day for fiber around here.
I was finally forced to admit that the degree of pooling on the first sleeve of Vino was unacceptable. A little pooling doesn't bother me; it's the nature of hand-dyed yarn and part of its inherent charm. But big, noticeable blotches bug me. This is a big, noticeable blotch. Murphy: 1; Yarnhog: 0. So I pulled out the needle to frog...
or maybe I should say I pulled off the needle. The metal join of my beloved KnitPicks Options pulled right off the cable. This is a new one for me. I didn't pull all that hard--just enough to remove the needle from the knitting--and it fell apart. Murphy: 2; Yarnhog: 0.
It was time for a change. Since I had skeined and washed my Molly yarn, I decided to wind it into a ball and swatch.
Can you tell that things didn't go as planned? The yarn is simply too weak to hold together. Not enough twist, I suppose. I mentioned in my last post that I had trouble spinning this fiber because it was pretty short and wispy. I think an experienced spinner could make it work just fine, but as we know, that's not me. The whole mess went in the trash can. Murphy: 3;