that does not suck, how I love thee.
Now, this is not a perfect skein, I make no such claims. But it is balanced. It is a three ply. It is flexible and soft rather than tight and hard. It isn't worsted or aran weight.
It IS what I planned it to be. What. I. Planned. How beautiful is the attainment of a goal.
Keeping the singles from being too tightly twisted for a pliable 3-ply just about killed me. Some people will say I am wrapped a little too tight, to which I say pshaw. But I do tend to go pretty fast, push pretty hard. Particularly with my treadle foot (and perhaps one or two other things). I can't draft fast enough to keep up. For the longest time I failed to make the connection between a fast treadling style and my over twisted singles, but a lightbulb went off recently, and I am working very hard at slowing down and being conscious and deliberate. Going really fast downhill can be fun, but that's a thrill ride, you know?
(Why does everything sound like therapy when you do it right?)
I hate it when the obstacle to progress is me. It has been very frustrating.
Camel/Tussah in Fiddlehead colorway from Foxfire. Yum. Turns out this is too floppy (camel silk? Noooo.) for the beret I had in mind. So any suggestions about what to do with about 180 yards of fingering+ yarn are welcome.
Even though it will pill and fuzz like an angora sweater in a clinch, I love it wholly.