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A Saturday Off

I was recently able to enjoy a nice, comfortable day off. During which I took the opportunity to crochet for my life. Actually, it was a Friday evening/all day Saturday combo. On Friday, I took the 199 yards of crimson yarn, which I had hoped to make a shawl out of, and turned it into a sort of shoulder warmer. I’m hoping to get some black or brown wool and spin enough to extend it into a longer poncho thingummy. It looks a little odd now. Although it is warm.

Shawl Yoke

Shawl Yoke

Shawl or Capelet

Setting aside the fact that I lost half of the crimson fiber due to my own mistakes, what was usable spun up into some rather pretty yarn.

The Crimson Yarn

The Crimson Yarn

I’d wanted to use it for a beautiful shawl. A shawl that requires five hundred yards. Mine spun up into just under two hundred. I guess that’s enough for a capelet, but I’d much prefer a bigger something. So now I have to decide whether to wash, dye, and spin some more wool in the “same” colorway, or just make something with this little amount. Considering how much colder it’s getting, I’d need to get the wool washed pronto. I don’t want to be outside pouring greasy water in the cold!