I ended up with about 600 yd of 2 ply, sport weight and it came out super yummy. Here's a better pic. I was really excited about how it came out. It was originally destined to be a Mary Lyle/Opal Handpainted Shawl, but I don't think I have enough. Well see....
2. The only people who aren't crazy for feeling that inanimate objects "speak" to them are fiber folks.
Alot of knitters talk about how a pattern isn't working for them or something keeps coming out wrong. Most of the time, this is the yarn talking to the knitter saying, "I don't want to be this. Make me into something else." Novice knitters don't know this voice and trudge on 10-15 times before giving up. The seasoned knitter learns to respect the yarn and turn it into what it wants.
Several people have asked me if I have named my wheel. I didn't have one picked out, so I figured I would just wait. While I was spinning a few days ago, a name jumped to my mind, it was weird. It is not a name of anyone I know or aspire to know (Ask me about my fish Josh, Donna, Jed, Leo, CJ, Sam and Toby. BTW, don't name a fish Toby...they die immediately). I took this to be my wheel "speaking to me" and telling me her name.....Bethany.
This weekend I am off to a family wedding this weekend, my third cousin, I think. Trust me, our family is closer than it looks. My grandmother and her sisters/sister-in-law bring all the family together for every family event, or just a weekend. So, those super cute little ones I routinely knit for? Yeah, my fourth cousins.
3. People should learn when to know that they are rambling on their blog.